Course Introduction

FCC 1 : Forensic Psychology

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Course Start Date        : 3rd Jan 2025

Last Date to Register : 30th Dec 2024

Forensic psychology is applying the principles of psychology to the law and answering legal questions. The online Forensic Psychology Foundation Certificate Course by Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science will prepare you on your journey to become a renowned forensic psychologist. Learn about the behavioral and psychological problems surrounding the human mind within the criminal justice system framework.
Our faculty comprises industry experts with years of experience in forensic psychology. You will gain deep knowledge about the complexities of human behavior, criminal profiling, how to apply psychological principles in real-world legal investigations, criminal theories, sexual offences, types of mental disorders, interrogation techniques, risk and psychological assessment, limitations of criminal profiling, Narco analysis, and LVA technology . The course spans over a month and includes several case studies to make concepts easier for you to understand. You will also develop analytical skills essential for criminal behavior analysis.

In recent years this field has seen unprecedented growth and many students are getting interested in opting for this applied field of psychology as their career. So whether you are an aspiring forensic psychologist or simply want to study more about human behavior and the criminal justice system, this online learning course will be an excellent learning opportunity. Join us today to learn the secrets of forensic psychology and take the first step toward understanding the criminal mind.

Become Proficient to Answer:

- What is the significance and scope of forensic psychology?

- How do psychologists serve as advisors, reformers, and evaluators within the legal system?

- What are the primary criminal behavior theories and how do they differ from one another?

- How does an individual's personality relate to their involvement in criminal activities?

- What is the relationship between psychological disorders and related crimes?

- How does psychopathy contribute to criminal behavior?

- What is the purpose of interrogation and confession in criminal investigations?

- What are the key principles and approaches used in risk assessment?

- How are polygraph, narco analysis, and BEOS profiling techniques implemented?

- How does cultural and social pressure influence the psychology of crime victims?

- What are the core psychological principles applied in the practice of offender profiling?

- How does LVA (Layered Voice Analysis) technology contribute to investigation techniques?

Learning Outcomes:

Understanding of Forensic Psychology: After completing this course, you will have a deep knowledge of the main principles, theories, and concepts used by forensic psychologists and how to apply them to the legal and criminal justice framework.

Criminal Behavior Analysis: You will develop analytical skills to understand and analyze criminal behavioral patterns, do criminal profiling, and assess suspects and offenders.

Ethical and Legal Considerations: You will learn how to integrate psychology with law, the responsibilities and limitations of the field, and ethical and legal issues that pertain to forensic psychology.

Psychological Evaluation Skills: You will learn how to conduct psychological assessments and evaluations from a forensic perspective.

Effective Communication and Testimony: You will learn the need to develop strong communication skills to effectively question suspects and witnesses and present your findings in legal proceedings.

Course Details:


National: 1770 INR (1500 INR + 18% GST)

International: 50 USD 


1 Month


12th Passed

Session Timing

From 6 to 7 PM IST  | Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Payment Details:

International Student : PayPal:

Account Details for National Student

Bank Name - ICICI BANK
Acc. Name    - SIFS INDIA PVT. LTD.
Account No. - 663505500086
Type         - Current
IFSC Code    ICIC0000160
Address        - ICICI Bank, H-4, Model Town -III, New Delhi - 110009

  • Curriculum


    In this module, you will have an overview of forensic psychology, its significance and scope, and the vital role it plays in the legal system by providing insights into the human mind and behavior. It also includes how forensic psychologists fill the gap between psychology and the law by offering their expertise in areas like criminal profiling, witness evaluation, and jury selection. No single approach can fit all scenarios. Hence, you will also learn the limitations of forensic psychology, along with the ethical considerations that forensic psychologists must be aware of.


    In this module, you will learn about the multifaceted roles forensic psychologists play within the legal system, like those of advisors, reformers, and evaluators. They have to decode the complex human mind and its interaction with the law by giving informed, effective, and unbiased opinions based on scientific principles. You will gain knowledge about how expert testimony by psychologists can greatly influence court decisions. Cross-disciplinary training, amicus curiae briefs, and the dissemination of research findings all contribute to enhancing the legal process and ensuring fair justice.


    In this module, you will learn about different criminal theories and factors affecting criminal behavior. It covers cognitive theories that focus on thought processes in criminal actions and psychodynamic theories that study the subconscious motivations of criminals. Biological and genetic theories examine the genetic and neurological factors influencing criminality, while behavioral theories focus on learned behaviors. You will gain insights about social theories focusing on the impact of social environments, including the influence of peers and surroundings. And also about social inequalities theories that analyze criminality in a systematic context.


    This module covers the delicate relationship between personality traits and criminal behavior. You will learn how different personality traits can influence a person’s mind to engage in unlawful activities. You will gain insights about the concept of intelligence and its connection to criminal behavior. This module also discusses the implications of intelligence-related factors in the prevention and intervention strategies aimed at reducing criminal behavior. You will also learn about various types of criminal behavior, categorizing them into distinct groups: sexual offenses, violent and aggressive offenses, and constant exploitation, with characteristics and motivations behind each category.


    This module focuses on the classification of mental disorders and their relevance to criminal behavior. It begins by exploring the intricate connection between various psychological disorders and related criminal activities, shedding light on how mental health issues can contribute to criminal actions. Additionally, it delves into personality disorders and the distinct behavior clusters associated with them, emphasizing their impact on an individual's propensity to engage in unlawful acts. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the intricate interplay between mental health conditions, personality traits, and criminal behavior, which is essential in both the fields of psychology and criminology.


    In this module, you will gain an understanding of the multifaceted nature of psychopathy and its implications in criminal contexts, providing an in-depth exploration of the factors that contribute to this personality disorder. You will learn how genetic and neurological influences contribute to this disorder. This module also covers psychopathy treatments and approaches aimed at managing and rehabilitating people with this trait. You will gain insights about special psychopathic groups, focusing on psychopathic behavior variations for assessment and treatment, as well as the correlation between violent criminal behavior and psychopathy.


    In this module, you will understand the significance of interrogation and confession within the context of criminal investigations. You will learn about the basic interviewing and interrogation techniques used to collect information from suspects. This module also addresses how to overcome challenges associated with false confessions that can lead innocent individuals to admit guilt. You will gain an understanding of the evidence gathering process using interviewing and interrogation methods, as well as spotting potential drawbacks in obtaining confessions.


    You will learn the importance of risk assessment, including the principles and approaches essential for evaluating various forms of risk and how to analyze potential threats or dangers. This module also covers the need for effective communication to present risk assessment findings and the tools and methods used while evaluating a person’s mental state, behaviors, and psychological well-being. You will gain knowledge about how to assess and manage risk and conduct psychological assessments for various purposes.


    In this module, you will learn about three distinct techniques employed in forensic psychology and criminal investigations, namely polygraphs (lie detector tests to examine deception through physiological responses), Narco analysis (usage of drugs to extract information from suspects), and BEOS profiling (behavioral analysis techniques to develop offender profiles based on crime scene behaviors). You will gain insights about these methods used by legal professionals and forensic psychologists to assist them in criminal profiling.


    This module covers the psychology of victims within cultural and social contexts. You will learn about the influence of cultural and social factors on a victim’s behavior and the psychological effect it can have on individuals. It also covers psychological victimization, which includes the emotional and mental effects of victimization on individuals. This knowledge will help you work effectively with victims and understand the complexities surrounding victim psychology.


    In this module, you will learn how to use psychological principles for investigation purposes. Several offender profiling approaches are also covered, along with methodologies for analyzing criminal behavior. You will gain insights about using offender profiling in violent crime investigations and how it helps identify crime patterns and characteristics of perpetrators. You will gain knowledge of how to recognize distinct crime scene behaviors by studying profile traits associated with organized and disorganized crime scenes, along with the limitations of criminal profiling.


    This module explores the forensic psychological investigation technique, Layered Voice Analysis (LVA). This tool plays a vital role in uncovering hidden aspects of criminal behavior by detecting and analyzing emotional, physiological, and cognitive abnormalities. This tool is frequently used by forensic psychologists during one-to-one or group interviews and interrogations. You will learn what forensic voice analysis is, how voice quality is measured, and how accurate layered voice analysis is.

  • What steps should I follow to enroll for this foundation certificate course?

    To enroll, click on the “Register for Course” option available on the right side of the screen, followed by the provided instructions and payment procedure.

  • Who is eligible to enroll in this foundation certificate course?

    12th (of any stream) pass or any graduate student can enroll in the foundation certificate course.

  • How will I receive confirmation once I have completed the payment procedure?

    Admission Confirmation email will be sent to your registered email ID once the payment is verified.

  • Are there any prerequisites for this foundation certificate course?

    In case of any prerequisites provided by the resource person, we will provide the students with prior information on their WhatsApp group.

  • Are there any live lectures provided in this foundation certificate course?

    Yes, live lectures will be conducted through Zoom.

  • How will I receive the session joining link?

    Enrolled students will receive the session joining link via WhatsApp group.

  • What will be the duration of the lecture?

    The duration of each lecture will be 1 hour and 15 minutes of discussion.

  • Will I get the recorded lectures?

    Yes, recorded lectures will be provided through your portal.

  • Can the study materials be accessed at any time?

    All the course material will be available on the portal. Hence, you can access it 24/7 and study at your own pace.

  • What are the benefits of completing this foundation certificate course?

    Completing the Online Foundation Certificate Course will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions. It can also serve as a strong foundation for further education or career advancement in forensic science.

  • Is there a certificate awarded upon completion of the foundation certificate course?

    Yes, upon successful completion of the foundation certificate course, you will receive an eCertificate, which can be a valuable addition to your resume and may enhance your career prospects in the field.

  • Where to contact in case of any queries?

    Write to us at, call: +91-1147074263, or WhatsApp: +91-7303913002.  

George Peter Metesky (Mad Bomber) Case Study

George Peter Metesky, also known as the Mad Bomber, was an American electrician and mechanic. For 16 years (1940s and 1950s), he planted several bombs in New York City at places like phone booths, movie theaters, libraries, and public buildings like Grand Central Terminal, Radio City Music Hall, the New York Public Library, the RCA building, the Port Authority Bus Terminals, the New York Public Library, Pennsylvania Station, and the New York City Subway. Though all the explosive devices planted by him did not explode,

He always made calls to the buildings where he used to plant the bomb. However, he never discloses the exact location of the bomb. He even threatened to plant more such bombs by writing letters to newspapers and used to leave a note with the bomb that never revealed his motive behind choosing that location. He used gunpowder-filled pipe bombs whose sizes ranged from 4–10 inches (10–25 cm) in length and 0.5–2 inches (1–5 cm) in diameter. The timers were made using flashlight batteries and cheap pocket watches. He transported these bombs to the location in wool socks or even hung them from a railing or similar structure.

This case was becoming day-by-day harder for the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to resolve. And this led to the development of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Catching him at the earliest gave rise to the immediate implementation of criminal profiling. After studying, psychologist James Brussel concluded that since he has enough understanding of explosive devices, he must be an engineer, most likely at Con Edison. His statement drew the attention of the police towards George Metesky. A forensic psychologist’s accurate analysis of a criminal’s profile led to a manifold increase in demand for such professionals.

In 1957, he was detained on the basis of letters written by him to a newspaper. Legal investigations proved him to be insane and in need of being admitted to a mental hospital. Bitter experiences and events in his life were found to be responsible for his current mental state.

Note: This is only a glimpse of one of a few case studies that we might cover. All case studies are subject to change as per current trends and developments, except a few famous ones from the past.

N.Shivani Reddy


I got a chance to dive deep into the human mind. All the instructors were very good, and I learned a lot of new stuff.

Prayukta Padelkar


The foundation course in psychology is a brilliant choice for those passionate about studying the relationship between psychology and criminology. Thank you, SIFS, for this course.

Taveshram Narine


SIFS India provides top-notch education, insightful lectures, and a path to expertise. This course is a must for everyone looking to make a career in forensic psychology.

Sachin Kumar


All the sessions were full of knowledge, and the instructors cleared all the doubts. Highly recommended!

Sakshi Negi


I always felt curious to know the mysteries of the human mind, and I got a chance to fulfill my desire with SIFS India's Forensic Psychology Course. Exceptional knowledge and career prospects await!



Divya Dubey

Divya Dubey

Forensic Instructor
Dr. Kaveri Chauhan

Dr. Kaveri Chauhan

International Psychologist
Dr. Shubhra Sanyal

Dr. Shubhra Sanyal

Retired Professor, LNJN NICFS, New Delhi
Gaurav Gill

Gaurav Gill

Body Language & Statement Expert & Psychologist
Heena Goswami

Heena Goswami

Former Dean & Assistant Professor
Mebin Wilson Thomas

Mebin Wilson Thomas

Assistant Professor
Rashi Juneja

Rashi Juneja

Co-Founder, Mind Ease Private Limited

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