Spring 2020 - CRIM 103 D900
Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)
Class Number: 6882
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3090, Surrey
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 19, 2020
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
Prerequisites:PSYC 100 and 102 are recommended.
An introduction to, and critical examination of, biogenetic, psychiatric, and psychological explanations of criminal and deviant behavior. Special attention will be given to the hypothesized links between criminality and genetics, physiology, the endocrine system, mental disorders, personality, moral development, and other forms of social learning. Breadth-Social Sciences.
This course will examine crime from a psychological perspective, including the behavioural, emotional, and cognitive aspects of criminal offending. More specifically, the course will review developmental, biological, personality, cognitive/learning, and situational risk factors for criminal and deviant behaviour, as well as the effects of substance abuse, psychopathy, and mental disorders on crime. In addition, psychological explanations for particular types of criminal behaviour will be examined, including offences such as violent crime, serial murder, and sexual crime.
- Tutorial Participation 10%
- Midterm 30%
- Term Paper 25%
- Final Exam 35%
- Plagarism Quiz Pass/Fail%
1. Curt R. Bartol and Anne M. Bartol (2017). Criminal behavior: A psychosocial approach. 11th edition. Boston: Pearson. ISBN-10: 0134163745 | ISBN-13: 9780134163741
2. Online readings, available through the SFU library as links through the course Canvas page
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