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PSYC 160
Psychology of Criminal Behavior


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Study of maladaptive behavior as formally recognized by the American Psychiatric Association and classified in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual. Special emphasis on psychopathy and related diagnoses most frequently encountered by criminal justice personnel. Also includes an examination of crisis intervention and techniques of brief therapy. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Formerly PSY 160.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain essential features of varied mental disorders relevant to the criminal justice field.
  • Define psychiatric diagnostic terminology as it pertains to the criminal justice field.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of a mental status evaluation and its application in the criminal justice field.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of brief therapy techniques in crisis intervention in the criminal justice field.
  • Explain the essential features of suicidal behavior in the criminal justice field.

  • Course Topics
  • Mental disorders, the DSM-IV Classification System, and crime
  • Etiology of psychopathology and criminal behavior
  • Interpersonal aggression and violence
  • Crimes of intimidation
  • Sexual assault and sexual offenses
  • Juvenile offenders
  • Crisis intervention and brief therapy

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    PSYC 160
    Winter 2015
    1503
    Jan Kruper
    PSYC 160
    Winter 2014
    1503
    Jan Kruper
    PSYC 160
    Winter 2013
    1503
    Jan Kruper
    PSYC 160
    Winter 2012
    1045
    Jan Kruper
    PSYC 160
    Winter 2011
    0810
    Jan Kruper


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
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    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.