Crime101x The Psychology of Criminal Justice is one of the most exciting courses that are available today.
Course description states that the course “systematically explores the effectiveness of the law and justice system from a psychological perspective”, which means it covers a list of serious topics in the sphere of crime investigation. It focuses separately on the process of investigating the crime scene, working with eyewitnesses, identifying and questioning the suspect, trial, and other processes. It teaches you the psychology of law and brings to your attention some misconceptions that are commonly held about criminal justice. Such profound topics make the course sound potentially uneventful and even dull, but that was not the case thanks to creative approach of the course inventors.
What makes the course unique and gripping is the video produced specifically for the course. It’s an educational movie in a style of crime fiction, but this time you are not only to guess who’s the criminal, but also work on your theories thoughtfully, using the knowledge acquired from the lectures.
Undoubtedly, the topics discussed in the lectures are complicated, and the instructors warn you that some people might find the situations featured in the course disturbing.
The course is presented by the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland, Australia. It is not surprising that the course received positive reviews from the students. Right now the full archive of The Psychology of Criminal Justice course is available on EdX website; you can get it by enrolling in the course on its page.