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Crime Writing Online Bundle, 5 Certificate Courses

Learn How To Write A Good Detective, Mystery Or Crime Story

Get Crime Writing, Forensic Science & Profiling, Identity Theft, Criminology for Beginners and Counselling Skills Advanced in this Bundle

1. Crime Writing: Learn How To Write A Good Detective, Mystery Or Crime Story

Crime can pay! At least it does when you can write a good detective, mystery or crime story. Have you witnessed in recent years the overwhelming number of television shows, motion pictures and novels dealing in crime and the number of hungry fans devouring these stories the moment they are produced? This fast growing industry is both intriguing and rewarding for the author.

Throughout the course you will learn how to research police reports, forensic techniques, crime scenes and you will learn to think like a criminal. This course aims to take you from the spark of an idea through to being a published writer.

2. Forensic Science and Profiling: Discover How An Entire Investigation Process Is Brought Together

This course is designed for beginners to introduce them to the world of forensic science and profiling. By using actual case studies we are able to explore the roles played by a variety of experts as they endeavour to achieve justice for the victims. Please note the case studies used in this course are primarily those of violent crime and murder.

This course offers the opportunity to discover how an entire investigation process is brought together to enable a prosecution to take place. This is a thought-provoking course, which will enable the student to have insight into the criminal mind.

3. Identity Theft: Be Aware Of The Different Types Of Identity Theft

Identity theft is not a new crime, it is probably as old as crime itself, it was until not so long ago known as impersonation.

At the present moment it is estimated that one in four will be a victim of identity theft in the next twelve months and an estimated five hundred percent increase will occur in growth annually.

The results of identity theft can be devastating for the victim. We tend to think of financial loss when we think of becoming a victim of this crime; this though is only part of the many problems that may come about.

This course aims to make the student aware of the different types of identity theft that are currently employed as well as how to identity the signs of identity theft and ways and means of reducing the risk of identity theft.

4. Criminology for Beginners: Learn The Types Of Criminals, Processing A Scene Of Crime, Profiling Methods

Criminology for Beginners has been written for those who wish either to study criminology for fun or to sample a taster for further study and accreditation. It has been written in easy to follow terms and will enable the student to understand the basics behind Forensics, Autopsies, Types of Criminals, Processing a Scene of Crime, Profiling Methods, and will examine past cases and policing methods as well as Crime and Punishment.

About Criminology

Primarily concentrating on murder cases the student will be able to gather an understanding of how autopsies provide information and clues not just to cause of death but also the life style of the victim and the possible identity of the perpetrator of the crime.

5. Counselling Skills Advanced: Teach A Person How To Clarify Their Thoughts And Feelings

Counselling can enable a person to clarify their thoughts and feelings in order that they might arrive at their own decisions and even comfortably initiate major changes in their lives."

There is a real danger that counselling is losing touch with its roots as, on an ever increasing level, counsellors are working on a long-term basis with clients who are severely disturbed. Counselling was never intended for such a field but was originally developed for those persons who had vocational or educational problems, those with life crises and those who wished to explore and develop further.

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  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  3. Study as many courses as you want
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
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Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

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Upon completion of  each course assessment, you will receive a certificate per course. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course.

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Crime Writing Online Bundle, 5 Courses includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Crime Writing Online Course

Introduction To Crime, Mystery And Suspense Writing

  • Who Are Your Favourite Authors?
  • Bending The Rules
  • Categories
  • Courtroom Drama
  • The Ideas Game – Inspiration
  • Clever Plotting

Putting The Story Together

  • In The Beginning
  • Who Is The Victim?
  • A Good Middle
  • The End
  • Research – Be Your Own Detective
  • How Much Is Too Much?
  • Which Weapon To Use?
  • Timing Is Everything
  • Does History Repeat Itself?
  • Characters That Live
  • Profile Your Cast Of Characters
  • Minor Characters Do Matter
  • Dialogue
  • Keeping Track
  • Learning To Read Faces
  • Whose Story Is It Anyway?

Motives And Crime Scenes

  • Moving Right Along
  • Keys To Story Layout
  • A Means To An End
  • The Crime Scene
  • Crimes And Motives
  • Your Game, My Game

From Pen To Publishing

  • Developing Your Characters
  • Strong Theme
  • Is Your Plot Working?
  • Clarifying Your Clues
  • Are You Still On Time?
  • First Draft
  • Check Everything
  • Need More Action?
  • Whose Voice Is It?
  • Style
  • What’S At Stake?
  • Is Your Point Clear?
  • Revising Your Draft
  • What Does An Editor Look For?
  • Presenting The Manuscript
  • Your Synopsis
  • A Reader Impact Title
  • Who Are The Publishers?
  • You As A Writer
  • Your Writing Day
  • Planning
  • Keeping Accurate Records
  • Targets, Deadlines
  • In The Mood
  • Tackling Writer’S Block
  • Tricks And Ploys

The Business Of Getting Published

  • Submitting Your Manuscript
  • What To Do About Rejection
  • Future Action
  • Do I Need An Agent?
  • The Art Of Self-Promotion
  • Websites For Writers
  • Recommended Reading
  • Non Fiction
  • Fiction Books
  • Crime Writers’ Associations
  • Glossary Of Terms

Course 2 - Certificate in Forensic Science and Profiling Online Course

Lesson One

  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • The History of Forensic Science-from 3rd Century BC
  • Discoveries in the Field of Forensic Science

Lesson Two

  • Forensics
  • What is DNA?
  • Mitochondrial DNA
  • DNA and the Law
  • Amplified DNA
  • Operation Phoenix
  • The Royal Family of Russia
  • Case Studies
  • Robert Melias
  • Colin Pitchfork
  • The Murder of Helen McCourt
  • The Murder of Leanne Tiernan
  • Jules Mikus 2001- New Zealand
  • The Murder of Hyo Jung Jin

Lesson Three

  • The History of Fingerprints
  • Forensic Footwear
  • Ear Prints
  • Palm Prints

Lesson Four

  • Forensic Odontology
  • Hair
  • Trace evidence-fibres
  • Case Studies
  • The Salem Witch Trials
  • Ted Bundy
  • The Chi Omega Murders
  • Napoleon Bonaparte - suspicious death?
  • John Vollman
  • The Murder of Ruby Annie Keen

Lesson Five

  • Crime Scene – Murder
  • Chemical Pollution at the Scene of a Crime
  • The Autopsy
  • Positional asphyxia/postural asphyxia
  • Saponification/Adipocere
  • Decomposition
  • Case Studies
  • Patrick Higgins

Lesson Six

  • Poisons
  • Poisoners
  • The Marsh Test
  • Doctors who kill
  • Case Studies
  • The Case of Charles LeFarge
  • Dr. Pierre Marie Bougrat
  • Dr Harold Shipman.
  • Michael Swango

Lesson Seven

  • Psychological Profiling Including a Brief History of Profiling
  • Early Profilers- Kirk 1900
  • 1950`s Ernst Kretschmer
  • Dr James Brussel
  • Serial Killers
  • FBI Six Stages of Profiling
  • Investigated Psychology Using Five Factors
  • Behavioural Evidence Analysis
  • Case Studies
  • New York Pipe Bomber
  • Jack the Ripper

Lesson Eight

  • A profile of the organized perpetrator /offender
  • The Disorganized Asocial Offender
  • Types of Rapists
  • Profiling
  • Victimology
  • Case Studies
  • The Suffolk Strangler a.k.a. The Ipswich Ripper-disorganised serial killer
  • David Berkowitz
  • Robert Hanssen
  • Jerome Brudos-lust killer
  • Andrei Chikatilo

Course 3 - Certificate in Identity Theft Online Course


  • Data gathering
  • Types of identity theft

Fighting back

  • Creating strong pins
  • Bank accounts and online banking

Means of identification

  • Protecting your identification
  • Signs of being a victim
  • Steps to follow if you are a victim
  • Useful contacts

Computer and Internet fraud

  • How to protect yourself online
  • E-mail accounts
  • Online ”scams”

Course 4 - Certificate in Criminology for Beginners Online Course

Lesson One: What is Criminology?

  • Poisons
  • The Case of Florence Maybrick.
  • The Case of Charles LeFarge

Lesson Two: Knives

  • The Case of Jack the Ripper (Part One)
  • Victims

Lesson Three: The Case of Jack the Ripper (Part Two)

  • Victims and Suspects
  • Possible Victims
  • Psychological Profiling                 

Lesson Four: Parricide and Matricide.

  • The Case of Lizzie Borden
  • The Case of Jo Ann Kiger
  • The Case of Francis Blandy
  • Somnambulism

Lesson Five: The Post Mortem / Autopsy

  • Entomology
  • Processing A Scene Of  Crime
  • Cold Cases
  • The Case of Lord Lucan

Lesson Six: Prostitution

  • Case of Jack the Stripper
  • The Serial Killer
  • Maslow - hierarchy of needs
  • The Case of Burke and Hare
  • The Case of  Bela Kiss
  • The Case of  Peter Sutcliffe

Lesson Seven: The Black Dahlia

  • The Case of  Jean Spangler
  • The Case of Marian Parker
  • Missing Persons
  • Kidnapping

Lesson Eight: Execution

  • Methods of Execution.
  • Capital punishment
  • The Case of Ruth Ellis
  • The Last Men To Be Executed In England
  • Albert Pierrepoint
  • Hangmen of the United Kingdom
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • The Profumo Case

Course 5 - Certificate in Counselling Skills Advanced Online Course

Course Introduction – Philosophy and Design

  • Counsellors work on a long term basis with severely disturbed clients
  • Research is important
  • Difficulties a counsellor may be confronted with:
  • ‘Non-directive’ approach to therapy

Effective Communication

  • Purpose of Communication
  • Body Language

Motivational Interview and Dynamics of Recovery

  • Stages of Change
  • Not interested in changing a risky lifestyle
  • Thinking about change:
  • Preparing to change
  • Making changes
  • Maintaining change
  • Relapsing
  • Express empathy
  • Avoid arguing
  • Support self-efficacy
  • Eliciting phase skills

Dealing with Denial

  • Denial
  • Development of denial
  • Psychotic mechanisms
  • Immature mechanisms
  • Neurotic mechanisms
  • Displacement (conversion, phobias, wit)
  • Mature mechanisms
  • Pathological denial
  • Alcoholic denial
  • Caring and confrontation

Working with the Family

  • Open system
  • Closed system
  • Balance
  • Diagnostic interview
  • Substance abuse of an adolescent
  • Family intervention

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

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Course ID No.: 009OACWD5CB
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime access to course material
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate