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Offender Profiling

Saturday 8 June 2019
10:00 - 13:00
3 Hours / 1 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

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£26.00 Course symbols: N

Course description

Develop an understanding of how this important tool is used to identify suspects. While television and movies have increased awareness of criminal profiling, we will also look at different types of offender profiling, famous cases that have been solved using it, the basic methods and techniques of profiling as well as the pitfalls involved.

Entry requirements

None except a keen interest in the subject.

What you will learn

While television and movies have increased awareness of criminal profiling, this course shows how it really works. The class will look at the different types of offender profiling, famous cases that have been solved using it, the basic method and techniques of profiling as well as the pitfalls involved.

How you will learn on this course

Teaching methods will include tutor explanations, group work, the use of video and internet material where possible, handouts, and PowerPoint presentations. If you wish notes in class can be taken.

How you will be assessed on this course

• Have an awareness of how offenders can be categorised. • Consider how evaluating the victim can add to the offender profile. • Describe and evaluate the difference between the investigative and FBI approach. • Consider how cases have been solved using offender profiling. • Discuss the pitfalls of offender profiling.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

None, although a certificate of attendance is available on request.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

There is no set work.

What you need for your course

Paper, pens or pencils, optional A4 binder for storing notes, handouts etc.

What you need to bring to the first class

Basic stationery.

What you can do next

Further study in related subjects.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor may ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. This paperwork is a requirement of the College’s Quality Improvement Programme.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking