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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 criminal behavior from a psychological perspective. Special emphasis on psychiatric diagnoses most frequently encountered in the criminal justice system. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Formerly PSY 160.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Compare and contrast current biological and psychological explanations for criminal behavior.
  • Distinguish between psychological aspects underlying different crimes.
  • Describe the major psychological assessment techniques and tools relevant to criminal behavior.
  • Discuss the intersection between psychology terminology and legal designations used for individuals with mental illnesses.

  • Course Topics
  • Psychological disorders and the DSM-IV classification system
  • Psychological perspectives on the origins of criminal behavior
  • Psychopathy
  • Interpersonal aggression and violence
  • Crimes of intimidation
  • Secual assault and sexual offenses
  • Juvenile offenders
  • Psychological evaluation in the judicial system

  • 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**
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    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
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    Spring
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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.