What’s the difference between these two? What type of jobs and careers are available with these two types of courses?
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Criminology and Forensic Psychology? watch
- Thread Starter
- 06-11-2017 20:56
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- 07-11-2017 09:17
I'm doing forensic psychology at uni (first year) and it's focusing on rehab and treatment for offenders, assessing their risk etc. It's awesome - last week we looked at all sorts of personality disorders and this week we're moving on to psychopaths. I can't wait! I think criminology is more focused on the psychology of criminals and working out why they committed their crimes.
With FP, you can become a chartered psychologist if you do further training. Both of them open up lots of doors - management, working with law enforcement, prisons etc.
- 07-11-2017 20:39
As far as I know (as a 4th year Psycholoogy student), you cannot become a professional forensic psychologist with a criminology degree, as you require BPS accreditation which is specific to psychology degrees
However I could be wrong/specific programs could contain enough psychology to be considered for accreditation