Spring 2022 - CRIM 103 D100
Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)
Class Number: 4051
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 22, 2022
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
1 778 782-8148
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, cognitive/personality, 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, sexual crime, property crime, and public order crime.
- Tutorial Participation 12%
- Plagiarism Quiz P/F%
- Autobiography 3%
- Mid-Term Exam 30%
- Term Paper 20%
- Final Exam 35%
Autobiography is Pass/Fail
Curt R. Bartol and Anne M. Bartol (2017). Criminal behavior: A psychosocial approach. 11th edition. Boston: Pearson. ISBN-10: 0134163745 | ISBN-13: 9780134163741
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