Course Description

Course Description

CRIJ 230 C01W - Patterns of Criminal Behavior  -  (3)  

        Silvia  Renova-Gaxiola   /  8/25/2014 - 12/18/2014

This course will focus on providing an introduction to forensic psychology through broad survey of representative topics. Forensic psychology is an interdisciplinary field that applies scientifically derived knowledge about behavior and cognition to the legal system. Topics to be covered in this course include psychopathy, judicial sentencing, assessing and predicting criminal violence, theoretical perspectives of aggression, domestic violence, sexual offending, female and juvenile offenders, and the insanity defense.