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PA 558 Psychology of Criminal Behavior

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: none

This course provides the student with a broad understanding of the dynamics of psychological implications associated with crime, violence, and criminal behavior.  The course will also examine the social theories associated with how society interprets and deals with criminal behavior.  In addition, biological/genetic, psychological, and sociological theories of criminal behavior help to explain and exemplify topics in the areas of aggression and violence, homicide and assault, juvenile delinquency, drugs and crime, and sexual offenses.