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Diploma in Criminal & Forensic Psychology

Overview

This program is designed to provide students with essential and core knowledge in criminal & forensic psychology such as causes and reasons behind criminal behavior, using psychological mechanism in offender profiling and causes and types of sexual offences.

Program also covers forensic areas such as eye witness testimony, jury decision making and interviewing offenders and victims.

Program Structure

Title

RQF Level

Credits

Duration

Teaching

Mode of Assessment

Location

Diploma in Criminal & Forensic Psychology

04

120

1 Year

Sunday Afternoon

Written Examinations + Assessments + A Project

On Campus 1 year in Sri Lanka

Module Structure

The aim of the Program is to provide basic knowledge of cognitive, social, moral and skill development of children from birth till their adulthood. This is a very popular area of applied psychology about how children think, feel and respond is very important in many professions.

Compulsory Modules

#
Module
Credit
1
Approaches and Perspectives of Psychology
15
2
Applied Social Psychology
15
3
Theories of Criminal Behavior
15
4
Psychology of Courtroom
15
5
Sexual Offenders
15
6
Crimes Against children
15
7
Psychology Project
30

Entry Criteria

Minimum of two A/L passes in any stream (GCE/Edexcal/CIE) Or
Minimum of 5 O/L passes with a foundation program or any other academic or professional qualification that is considered equivalent to a foundation program

Individuals who do not possess the above entry qualifications but have other forms of prior professional qualification with work experience may apply under non traditional entry routes. Such requests will be evaluated on case by case basis by the academic board of CIRP.

Language Proficiency

A very good command of English Language in reading, writing and speaking is required to successfully complete this qualification.

Admission Process

All candidates are selected through an interview

FAQ’s

How often would I have to attend classes?

Weekday batch has classes on 3 days a week, usually from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Students in weekend batch have classes on Sundays from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

How is teaching done for this program?

Indicative content is delivered through lectures, group discussions and class room activities..

How are the students assessed?

Students are assessed through a combination of a module based written examination, assessment and a project at the end of the program.

How many modules are delivered in this program?

Seven modules are covered under this program

What learning materials and resources do I have access to?

All your lecture slides could be downloaded from the Student portal and a range of e books, journals, articles and research papers are available through CIRP Online resources. You could also refer or borrow books from CIRP library, which is open from 8.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. on all 7 days.