Course DescriptionExplore the psychology of violent offenders including serial killers, mass murderers, and mobsters. Identify biopsychosocial risk factors to explain why some people are predisposed to predatory violence. Analyze research on the psychopathic brain to determine whether psychopaths are born or made. Examine societal responses to violent criminality in terms of victimology and criminal punishment.
EquivalentsPsycho-Social Criminology (PSYC10031)
Applies to the following Programs
- General Arts and Science - 230 : Program of Studies / Mandatory Courses