United Kingdom, London

Profiling & Psychology of Terrorism

when 26 June 2017 - 14 July 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 1500

This module will give you a deeper understanding of the mind-set and behaviour of violent and extremist individuals or groups. You will explore the main methods of profiling and evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems with subjects of terrorism and violence. Furthermore, you will be exposed to the characteristics of extreme and violent behaviour, and learn how to construct a well-formed and detailed profile of any relevant subject, whether an individual, an organisation or even a whole society, in a matter that will assist in better understanding of the investigated phenomenon and will also allow the prediction of these subjects’ future behaviour.

This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday.

Course aim

• broadened your understanding of the dynamic between social psychology and political aspects in relation to violent and extreme behaviour
• demonstrated the ability to describe, in written and oral style, some of the questions posed by the challenges to law enforcement and governmental agencies and assess the possible outcomes of these dilemmas.
• evaluated material related to social, psychological, political or any other aspects that may form the profile.
• applied given methods carefully to a well-defined problem and appreciated with insight the complexity of the issues and sensitivity in the discipline of profiling and psychology of profiling.

Credits info

Many of our students get credit for the summer modules taken at King’s. You should approach your home university before applying as it is up to them to apply the credit to your degree programme. We would recommend a three week module would be equivalent to 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.

Fee info

GBP 1500: Tuition Fee