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    Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
    EnglishSelf StudyVideo and Text Based

    Course Overview

    The course is structured way that emphasizes the justice system and the effectiveness of law from the psychological perspective. The students will be provided a fictional case so that they gain first-hand experience in crime-solving and learn in-depth about law psychology and the various misconceptions in the domain of crime.

    The program will help students to identify the various myths that involve the justice system. The way to identify empirical evidence in a crime scene will also be taught to the registered participants. The Certificate Course on The Psychology of Criminal Justice by edX is structured introductory so that students can learn more easily. Also, during the course, the curriculum includes- suspecting the criminals, the process of trial, the ways of interrogating a criminal also gathering information that will help to solve a crime scene more professionally and judiciously. The candidates will get the option of selecting their path while learning the course. The two paths are the audit track and the verified track. When in the audit track, the access to course materials while in the verified track, the access becomes unlimited.

    The Highlights

    • Course partnered by The University of Queensland
    • Certificate by edX
    • 8-week course
    • Video transcript
    • 1-2 hours classes per week
    • Introductory level course
    • Self-paced learning
    • Free registration
    • Financial aid available
    • Instructor-led course

    Programme Offerings

    • Online Classes
    • assignments
    • Instruction in English
    • Video transcripted lectures

    Courses and Certificate Fees

    Fees InformationsCertificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority
    INR 16540yesThe University of Queensland, Brisbane
    • For getting registered to the Certificate Course on The Psychology of Criminal Justice by edX students are not required to deposit any amount.
    • The course amount is Rs. 16,540/-



    Registration Fee


    Course Fee

     Rs. 16,540/-

    Eligibility Criteria

    Certification Qualification Details

    Students will be receiving the “instructor-signed certificate” only after they complete the program on Certificate Course on The Psychology of Criminal Justice by edX. Also, students need to upgrade the course to get the certificate.

    What you will learn

    Knowledge of law
    • During the process, students will learn about criminal profiling involved in case solving.
    • Candidates will have to be taught the process of storage and encoding eyewitness.
    • Aspirants after the course will learn to solve mysteries and murder cases.
    • He/she during the course will also be developing skills to identify criminals and suspect
    • The different ways and techniques involved in the trial proceedings are also included in the program.
    • Students will also be taught about the various ways to investigate a crime scene during the session.
    • Real-life cases solving assignments will also be provided to students so that they develop more skills.
    • The ways to question a suspect will be covered in the certification program.
    • Students will also be learning the ways of jury work so that they develop more skills.
    • The steps that are involved in jury decision will be covered so that candidates know more about crime-solving.

    Who it is for

    All willing candidates who want to learn more about the listed things can take up the Certificate Course on The Psychology of Criminal Justice by edX.

    • Students who are interested in solving crime cases in a more legal and professional way can take this course.
    • Aspirants who are eager to study the psychology involved in crime-solving can get themselves enrolled.

    Application Details

    To get enrolled kindly follow the given steps-

    Step 1:For registering with the course candidates need to visit the provided URL-

    Step 2: For creating an edX account aspirants have to provide their “full name”. 

    Step 3: Also, participants need to give a user name in the application form.

    Step 4:The email address also needs to be mentioned. 

    Step 5: Students have to mention the details of their country.

    Step 6: Kindly agree to the “terms of service and honor code” and“privacy policy”. 

    Step 7: Click the“Create New” button to finish the process of registration.

    Step 8: Now to avail of the course please click on the “login” button.

    The Syllabus

    • Introduction to criminal profiling
    • The crime
    • Criminal profiling methods
    • Next episode
    • Can you profile the offender?
    • Are professional profilers better?
    • Investigative psychology
    • Checklist for episode 1
    • Review quiz
    • Geographical profiling
    • What do you think?
    • Want to learn more about criminal profiling?

    • Pre-course quiz
    • Welcome

    • Eyewitness memory: how reliable is it?
    • The crime
    • Eyewitness evidence
    • Is your memory of the crime accurate?
    • Eyewitness memory: the encoding stage
    • What do you remember about the crime?
    • Eyewitness memory: storage and retrieval
    • Improving eyewitness memory: the cognitive interview
    • Improving eyewitness memory: forensic hypnosis
    • Checklist for episode 2
    • What do you think?
    • How would you interview the witness?
    • Want to learn more about interviewing witnesses?
    • Review quiz

    • Face recognition
    • The crime
    • Photofits
    • The line-up: simultaneous or sequential?
    • The line-up: reducing bias
    • Can you identify these famous faces?
    • Who did you pick from the line-up?
    • Who would you choose for the line-up?
    • The line-up: choosing the foils
    • Confidence and accuracy: how well do they correlate?
    • Confidence and accuracy: describing relationships
    • Review quiz
    • Confidence and accuracy: a new type of line-up?
    • Checklist for Episode 3
    • What do you think?
    • Want to learn more about eyewitness identification?
    • Next episode

    • False confessions
    • The crime
    • Is the confession reliable?
    • Detecting deception
    • How do you evaluate the interrogation?
    • Interrogations
    • Can you identify a liar?
    • Review quiz
    • The polygraph
    • Checklist for episode 4
    • What do you think?
    • Want to learn more about questioning suspects?

    • Deciders of fact: judges and jurors
    • Does jury selection work?
    • Jury selection
    • The crime
    • Who do you want on the jury?
    • Review quiz
    • Should this article be published?
    • What do you think?
    • Media exposure
    • Checklist for episode 5
    • Want to learn more about trial preparation?

    • Extra-legal factors
    • What do you think of the defendant?
    • The crime
    • How will you use the expert evidence?
    • What do you think?
    • Review quiz
    • Expert evidence
    • Checklist for episode 6
    • Want to learn more about trials and evidence?

    • Your verdict
    • The verdict
    • The crime
    • Public confidence and sentencing
    • Hindsight bias
    • Checklist for episode 8
    • Post-course quiz
    • Outtakes
    • Want to learn more about the psychology of criminal justice?

    • Judicial instructions and comprehension
    • How do juries deliberate?
    • How important are instructions?
    • Review quiz
    • Should the jury be the decider of fact?
    • Want to learn more about how the jury deliberates?
    • How would you lead the jury?
    • Are groups better than individuals?
    • Next episode


    The University of Queensland, Brisbane Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

    1: Does the course require any specific skills?

    No, there is no specific skill required in this course. All interested candidates who want to learn about criminology can take up the course.

    2: Is there any cash back policy?

    Please visit the official page of edX to know more about the fees detail of the certification program.

    3: Can the certificate be added in my professional portfolio?

    For better career opportunities and academic advancements, all the successful candidates can share the certificate information in any document.

    4: How much fees do I need to pay for the registration process?

    The registration for the Certificate Course on The Psychology of Criminal Justice by edX is absolutely free of cost.

    5: How will the classes be organized?

    Live classes and transcripted video lectures will be provided so that aspirants learn in a comprehensive way.

    6: Will the program provide trial cases to solve?

    Yes, the course provides a unique opportunity for students to solve mock trial crime scenes so that they understand the subject of criminology better.

    7: Can the course fee be paid in installments?

    No, the Certificate Course on The Psychology of Criminal Justice by edX has no provision of paying the fees in installment. 

    8: Will examinations be conducted?

    As of now, there is no update with the examination structure. The details of the exams will be uploaded soon.

    9: Who will the course be partnered by?

    The Certificate Course on The Psychology of Criminal Justice by edX will be partnered by The University of Queensland.

    10: For how long will the classes continue?

    Students need to devote 1-2 hours every week so that they can complete the course in a stipulated time frame.


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