Become a forensic psychologist and help solve crimes using eyewitness evidence
Have you ever questioned how reliable your own mind is? In this 8-week forensic psychology course, you’ll learn how the mind plays tricks on us and how this can impact criminal investigations. You’ll discover how cautious the police have to be during eyewitness investigation, and you’ll step into the shoes of a forensic psychologist.
Explore eyewitness testimonies from a real criminal investigation
In this course, you’ll get the chance to watch real eyewitness testimonies from behind the scenes of a criminal investigation, and it’ll be your job to check how reliable they are.
You’ll start the investigation by learning about witness characteristics and taking witness statements with the police. Then you’ll learn about inattentional and change blindness and discover how to conduct a cognitive interview.
Discover the limits of facial recognition
Explore the psychology of how our minds recognise faces and challenge yourself on your own facial recognition abilities. Are you as good as you think you are?
In this section of the course, you’ll learn why it’s so hard to describe a face accurately and consider the best techniques to obtain an image of the criminal from the mind of the eyewitness.
Crack the case
By the end of the course, you’ll get the opportunity to solve the crime using everything you’ve learned about forensic psychology and eyewitness testimony.
If you’re interested in learning more about forensic psychology and/or criminal investigation, then you will enjoy this course. You do not need any previous experience of studying psychology or criminology.