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SOCI 3800 - Development of Criminal Behavior

Description

Focuses on understanding the development of criminal behavior. The course will cover topics such as the causes of violent crime and the development of criminality.


Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to articulate, analyze, and understand how and why criminal typologies are constructed.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to understand and analyze motivations for today‰лЊs crime from different perspectives and be exposed to viewpoints other than their own.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize and describe the various types and levels of crime and criminal behavior.
  4. Students will demonstrate the ability to understand major societal, psychological, and developmental forces, events, influences, and ideas that shape an individual‰лЊs behavior.
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to explain and analyze various factors contributing to crime.
  • Module 1: Extent and Measurement of Criminal Behavior
  • Module 2: Theories of the Development of Criminal Behavior
  • Module 3: Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior
  • Module 4: Development of Violent Criminal Behavior
  • Module 5: Development of Sexual Criminal Behavior
  • Module 6: Development of Economic Criminal Behavior
  • Module 7: Development of Public Order Criminal Behavior
  • Module 8: Technology and the Development of Criminal Behavior
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Credit Hours

Criminal Justice


Prerequisites

  • ENGL 1102: C or better