To highlight the importance of Psychology in preventing miscarriages of justice Open University is offering free online course ‘Forensic Psychology: Witness Investigation.’ Psychological research has revealed the dangers of relying on evidence gained from an eyewitness and also how careful the police need to be when questioning witnesses. Applicants having interest in psychology and/or criminal investigation can opt for this course. This MOOC does not require any previous experience of studying either subject. The course will start from September 14, 2015.
Course Details In Brief
Length: 8 weeks
Effort: 3 hours pw
Subject: Forensic Psychology
Institution: Open University and Future Learn
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts 14th September 2015.
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This is a free online course it can be accessed free of charge. Applicants not having previous experience or studying any subject can apply for this course. Applicants can get a personalized, printed certificate. The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning. The Open University is rated one of the best in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. All Open University Science courses presented on FutureLearn are produced with the kind support of Dangoor Education.
Despite advances in forensic science, eyewitness testimony remains a critical component of criminal investigations. Psychological research has revealed the dangers of relying on evidence gained from an eyewitness and also how careful the police need to be when questioning witnesses.
Using videos of real witnesses and from cameras that go behind the scenes of a police investigation, this course explores the psychology of eyewitness testimony. You will get the chance to test your own cognitive skills and to see whether your powers of investigation are as good as a crack squad of police officers, as you try to solve a crime using nothing but evidence from eyewitnesses.
You Will Learn
After completing this course students will learn how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice.
For detailed information go through Future Learn.