Course Introduction

FCC 1 : Forensic Psychology

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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, and how to apply psychological principles in real-world legal investigations. 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.

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.

This course is conducted every year for one month. You can follow our social media account for regular updates. We also conduct special batches for institutes and colleges. Contact us for minimum student requirements and other details.


Duration: 1 Month

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Last Date to Register: Will be updated

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Platform: Online via Zoom

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Course Fees:

India: INR 1500

International: USD 50

Participants will Receive:

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  • Curriculum

  • What is the duration of the course?

    The course is divided into 12 sessions spanning over a month. You will have access to the course materials for each session after enrollment.

  • How do I register for the course?

    To register, simply click on the registration link on our website and follow the instructions to complete the registration process, including providing your personal information and payment details.

  • Are there any prerequisites for this course?

    There are no specific prerequisites for this foundation course. It is suitable for beginners and those with a general interest. However, a basic understanding of science can be helpful.

  • What kind of support is available to students during the course?

    We offer a comprehensive support system for our students. You will have access to a private WhatsApp group for any questions related to the course content.

  • Can I access the course materials at any time, or is there a set schedule?

    All the course material will be in downloadable format. So, you can access it 24/7 and study at your own pace.

  • What are the benefits of completing this 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 course?

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

George Peter Metesky (Mad Bomber)

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 Terminal, 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.

Janani Sridevi


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.

Muskaan Raj


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.

Swethaa S


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.



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

Girish Badgujar


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!



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