2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Nov 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 245 - Psychological Perspectives on Criminal Behavior


Examines various types of criminal behavior according to psychological theories. We first will discuss major psychological theoretical perspectives on crime, including psychobiological theories, personality theories, learning theories, and developmental theories. We will then discuss the intersection between various mental disorders and criminal behavior. The third part of the course will address specific types of crime, including sex offending, serial killing, terrorism, and battering. The semester ends with a discussion of various legal issues related to mental health, including insanity and competency.

Prerequisites for this course require a grade of C- or better

This course fulfills the mid-level First Seminar requirement of the Psychology major.

Prerequisites: PSYC 108   or instructor’s permission

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered periodically