Specialist Certificate in Criminology (Forensic Disability)

What will I study?


This course provides an up-to-date understanding of key concepts and issues, including theoretical and practical training in the assessment (including risk assessment) treatment and management of forensic disability populations, and the complex professional and ethical issues encountered when working within this demanding and challenging sector.

Specific attention will be given to notable offender groups including female offenders, sexual offenders, non-sexual violent offenders, arson, personality disorder and mental health issues, and disabled offenders with substance abuse issues.

Course structure

This course is made up of two subjects, Introduction to Forensic Disability and Advanced Practice in Forensic Disability. You must complete both subjects to receive the award.


In addition to face-to-face teaching time of 40 hours per subject, students should expect to undertake a minimum of 170 hours per subject for research, reading, writing and general study to complete this course successfully.

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