Oct 23, 2020  
2018-2019 Course Catalog 
    
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PSYC 330 - Criminal Justice and Mental Health


3 Credits
This course has been designed to examine and provide critical evaluation of the major biological, psychiatric and psychological explanations of crime and criminal behavior. The focus will be on understanding criminal behavior through scientific and psychological study. Students will consider concepts and theories involving biochemical imbalances, biogenetics, social learning, environment, cognitive and moral development, and mental disorders. Additional attention will be directed toward the psychological explanation of behaviors such as aggression and violence, impulsivity crimes and more heinous crimes such as homicide and sexual offenses. (LAS) (VE) (CORE: Values/Ethics)
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100 - Introductory Psychology  or PSYC 190 - Introduction to Psychological Research  and PSYC 249 - Forensic Psychology  or PSYC 258 - Victimology  and PSYC 368 - Psychopathology  



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