Forensic psychology is an interaction between psychology and the legal system. It involves studying important principles and standards of the judicial system, comprehending the principles of Law and in particular expert witness testimony, competency of the accused or victim to stand trial, etc. The students must have the ability to testify in court and should be able to reformulate psychological findings in the legal language.

Eligibility

B.A/B.Sc (Hons) in any basic science, and Psychology/Criminology/Sociology /Anthropology with minimum 55% marks. All working personnel in a criminal investigation agency including Detective Department, Security Agencies, Forensic Laboratories etc. with the stipulated qualifications.

Fee and Scholarships (2022-23)

Aggregate Score obtained in 10+2 examination Net Tuition fee (per annum) after scholarship *
For Students For Defence Personnel/ Wards For Apeejay Alumnus
greater than 93% 70,000 70,000 70,000
Net Tuition Fee (per annum) without scholarship 1,00,000 1,00,000 1,00,000

Note:

** Additional Charges are inclusive of:

Development Fee INR 20,000 per annum
Security Fee INR 5,000 One Time Payable (Refundable)
CRC INR 3,000 One Time Payable with the 1st Semester Fee
Online Library INR 2,000 per annum
Group Insurance Accident Policy INR 200 per annum

Program Features

The Diploma in Forensic Psychology will provide students with

  • strong foundational knowledge of criminal behaviour
  • workings of the criminal mind, the motives behind the crimes, and how criminal investigation is conducted.
  • major theories of criminal behaviour especially in relation to violent and sexual crimes.
  • understand the interface between the legal system and psychology
  • enhance their recognition of forensic psychology as a distinct specialisation in the field of psychology.
  • provide them with the techniques, skills and functions of the forensic psychologist in the courtroom and elsewhere.

Course Content

  • Introduction and historical perspective of forensic and criminal psychology
  • Theories of criminal behaviour
  • Psychosocial explanation of crime and criminal behaviour
  • Violent crime: Incidence, prevalence and causes
  • Criminal or Offender profiling
  • Application of psychology to the criminal justice system
  • Role of forensic psychologists in criminal and civil courts
  • Role of Forensic psychologists in correctional institutions and prisons
  • Internship in the concerned agencies
  • Project report based on original research
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