Profiling & Psychology of Terrorism

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Profiling & Psychology of Terrorism

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology, Intelligence Studies, International Politics, International Studies, Psychology, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    Module description
    Terrorism is a dynamic phenomenon that has drastically altered in nature and strength over the years. With a focus on extreme individuals and groups, this module will provide an understanding on the history and practise of criminal profiling.
    In this module you will analyse the psychology and profiles and different terrorist groups, individuals and leaders, whilst also examining interesting case studies and work of psychologists, investigators and criminal profilers across the globe.
    With so much to explore in the world of psychology of terrorism, this is a fantastic opportunity to get into the minds and operations of extreme individuals and groups. You?ll not only explore their conduct and attitudes, but also your own motivations and behaviour.
    Teaching pattern
    Seminars and Tutorials
    Guest Lectures
    Film Screenings
    London walks and visits to key institutions
    Private study
    Module assessment
    One essay of 3500 words (100%)

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