Criminal Mind: Theory and Practice

CJS 1009 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level Undergraduate
Description Offers students an opportunity to understand and assess for themselves the roles played by biology and social background in the evolution of some of the most notorious and deviant criminal minds. Applies underpinning theoretical issues and assessment tools to a wide range of case studies to illustrate and reinforce the broader principles of modern criminology. The topics covered include serial killers, children who kill, and psychopaths, to list a few. The classes are a lively mix of teaching, analysis, video, and debate. Students use forensic techniques and visits to a university forensic laboratory for hands-on experience.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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