Jul 15, 2024  
2015-16 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-16 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY 407 - Psychology of Criminal Behavior

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: PSY 101 , PSY 201 , and junior standing PSY 305 , PSY 320 , and/or PSY 370  are recommended

What is criminal behavior and how does our attitude about crime ultimately reflect our personal theory of human nature? Who becomes a criminal and why? And what relevance does psychology have for the processes of investigation and correction? This course will address these and other issues from primarily a psychological perspective, focusing on the personality, biological, cognitive, and emotional attributes of the criminal and potential criminal.

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