Health and Community:

Criminal Psychology and Behaviour

Recognition Of Achievement

If you work in law enforcement or with at–risk individuals, understanding criminal behaviour is vital to help better assist the people you are working with. In Sheridan's Criminal Psychology and Behaviour Recognition of Achievement, you’ll explore the criminal mind and deviant behaviour.

A perfect step to help give back and provide support to the community. Enrol today. 

Recommended Program Pathway

For those just entering the program, the recommended introductory course is:

These courses are part of the Criminal Psychology and Behaviour Program.

Course Name / Code Expected Availability Select

Compulsory Course(s)

Successfully Complete Six (6) Courses

Co-Dependency as an Addiction
Course Code:
SOCI70014
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
Criminal Psychology, Criminal Minds
Course Code:
JUST70028
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
Criminal Psychology, Psychopathic Minds
Course Code:
JUST70024
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
Cults and Terrorism
Course Code:
JUST70032
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
Domestic and Workplace Violence
Course Code:
JUST70023
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
Sexual Violence
Course Code:
SOCI70009
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes

Program Delivery

This is a part-time program and is delivered via online (asynchronous) classroom. 

Program Description

If you work in the law enforcement field or with at-risk individuals, understanding criminal behaviour is vital to help better assist the people you are working with. In this online program you’ll explore why individuals become criminals and the kind of people who are attracted to deviant behaviour in order to pursue or advance in a career in corrections, criminology or mentoring program.

You will delve into a wide range of topics—psychopathic and criminal minds, sexual violence, cults and terrorism as well as addiction. Sheridan's Criminal Psychology and Behaviour Recognition of Achievement is designed to give you the latest skills and techniques in dealing with law and at risk behavior in your daily work life.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Study how and why some individuals become criminals and how some become killers 
  • Distinguish between serial killers, stalkers, and other criminal types 
  • Understand the latest criminal profiling techniques 
  • Examine psychological models related to criminology 
  • Utilize conflict resolution strategies to reduce violent behaviour incidents 
  • Review and examine the personalities of addiction 
  • and more!

A perfect step to help give back and provide support to the community. Enrol today.

Recommended Program Pathway

For those just entering the program, the recommended introductory course is:

Previous Experience Requirement

This program is geared towards individuals already within the law enforcement, legal environment, or who work with at-risk individuals. This program is not designed as an introductory program to Criminal Psychology and Behaviour. Further, it is recommended students complete a college-level psychology course prior to beginning this program.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact our Opportunity Centre at caps@sheridancollege.ca or 905-874-4440.