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Behaviour Profiling - Short Course

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Many people assume behavioural profiling is only used in the fields of criminal and forensics. However, profiling is being used more and more for recruitment, human resources, deciding on the best candidate to promote, educational purposes and much more.

Profiling is a useful technique to help find out more about people – how to decide the ideal candidate for a particular job, the particular personal traits shown by criminals, personality traits and qualities shown by children with special educational needs and so on. 

A profile helps us to outline what a person is really like, their personality traits and characteristics.  It can help us to determine 

  • If a person is suitable for a particular role or profession
  • Whether they have a particular characteristic, such as intelligence or narcissism
  • Whether they have a particular personality disorder or behaviour pattern, such as Type A Behaviour Pattern or Antisocial Personality Disorder.
  • Their mental health state
  • If they have any clinical conditions

It can also help in other ways, such as 

  • What type of customer will buy a particular product.
  • What type of characteristics a child with special educational needs may display

This 20 hour short course gives you an insight into the use of profiling in different settings – education, customer profiling, marketing, criminal behaviour and recruitment.  

Course Content

The course has six lessons -

Lesson 1 Introduction 
What is profiling? 
Types of profiling 
When and why do we carry out profiling? 
How profiling is done 
Lesson 1 additional reading 
Types of serial killers 
But why do murderers kill? 
Who commits murder? 
Murder statistics 
Review what you have been learning 

Lesson 2 How To Profile Someone 
Profiling techniques 
Putting it all together 
Psychological testing in recruitment – how good is it? 
Personality testing in recruitment 
Review what you have been learning 

Lesson 3 Interviews and Questionnaires 
Psychological screening 
What is an interview? 
Planning an interview: structured or unstructured 
Components of a profiling interview 
What can go wrong? 
Dealing with interview data 
Competency based interviews in recruitment 
Non-verbal behaviour 
Active listening and SOLER 
Review what you have been learning 

Lesson 4 Behavioural Assessment 
The ABC model 
Traditional vs behavioural assessment 
Different applications of behavioural assessments 
Behavioural assessment techniques 
Problems with behavioural assessments 
Functional analysis 
More on behavioural assessments 
Methods of behavioural assessment 
The focus of assessment 
Analysis of problem behaviour 
Review what you have been learning 

Lesson 5 Classical Assessment Tests 
The nature of traditional assessment tests 
Reliability and validity of psychological tests 
More on Wechsler intelligence scales 
Psychological testing in recruitment – how good is it? 
Review what you have been learning 

Lesson 6 What Comes Next? 
Applications for profiles 
How & where to use a profile 
Computer profiling
Ethics of profiling 
Problems with profiling 
The future of profiling 
Profiling – a summary 
Review what you have been learning 



  • Enrol any time of day or night.
  • Start studying immediately or later (as you wish).
  • Configure your study sessions at any length and frequency you wish.
  • Work through at your own pace.
  • Help desk- contact our help desk here with the subject title: 'Help Desk Short Course'. 
  • Automated self assessment tests pop up at the end of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish; and each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need internet access to complete the self assessment tests.
  • At the end of the whole course, you are presented with a major automated examination which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime.
  • If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it.

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Behaviour Profiling - Short Course Behaviour Profiling - Short Course
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