UNICRI launches the International Postgraduate Expert Programme in Investigative and Legal Psychology (60 ECTS credits)
Call for Applications: Open
Application Deadline: 30 August 2015
UNICRI, in collaboration with the Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) and with the support of the Salesian University Institute of Turin and its CRIMELAB, is launching a new postgraduate training course: the International Expert Programme in Investigative and Legal Psychology (IEPILP).
The programme is specifically designed for young professionals and postgraduates who seek to expand their knowledge and develop cross cutting proficiencies in the field of forensic psychology. Students with a bachelor degree in psychology, law or related areas of study are eligible to apply.
Following an engaging and interactive learning method that blends theoretical lectures and practical exercises, the IEPILP will be structured around four trial simulations related to the crimes of: homicide, rape, child sexual abuse and war crimes. During the four simulations, participants will be asked to play the role of defence lawyers, prosecutors, judges and psychological experts, and will be able to critically engage in various areas such as:
- Criminal profiling
- Detection of signs of deception
- Eyewitness testimony
- Forensic neuroscience and genetic defence
- Production of a forensic psychological evaluation
- Investigative interviewing techniques with adults and minors
- Cross examinations of expert witnesses
The programme will last six months, from 4 November 2015 until 23 April 2016. Classes will be held in an unparalleled setting at the United Nations Campus in Turin (Italy) and at the Salesian University Institute of Turin (Italy). Participants will be enrolled as students at the ÅAU and, upon successful completion of the course, awarded a Diploma worth 60 ECTS credits.