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Diploma Centre launches Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Criminologist and lecturer in forensic psychology John Deane-O’Keeffe Pic: Cian Redmond

02 Nov 2022 / law society Print

Diploma Centre launches Cert in Criminology

A brand new course will start at Blackhall Place this autumn.

The Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice will give a fascinating insight into the discipline of criminology, criminal behaviours, and the criminal-justice system. 

Participants will be guided through nine in-depth modules, covering a range of topics including sentencing, victimology, penology, juvenile crime, and personality disorders.

They will learn how forensic psychology explains human and legal interaction, conflict and criminalisation, and they will examine the key issues associated with a range of crimes.

Diploma Centre head Claire O’Mahony said: “The certificate is an exciting addition to the centre’s growing portfolio of courses.

“It will appeal to members working across all practice disciplines, and also to members of an Garda Síochána and those working in the area of criminal justice.”

Forensic psychology

Criminologist and lecturer in forensic psychology, John Deane-O’Keeffe, who is the course consultant, launched the certificate last week.

The course will also feature a range of industry experts – including John Lonergan (former governor of Mountjoy Prison) and Superintendent Pat Ryan (head of operations at the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau).

Applications are still open, and you can find out more about the course and how to apply at www.lawsociety.ie/productdetails?pid=2653.

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