The course aims to analyze the mind of criminals, particularly of those who commit heinous crimes, which include murder, sexual assault/rape, and arson. We begin with evolution of crime and seek to “explain” what factors influence these criminals, such as environment, mental illnesses, and personality. We will examine real cases of past criminals to learn what had shaped them. We will learn what discoveries researchers found, and how these discoveries are used to create profiles. And to top it all off, we will see how law enforcement has handled these cases, and the efficacy of forensic psychologists when used in law and order (i.e. how police and courts use forensic psychologists). We will also examine the ideology behind terrorism.
You can find our syllabus here: https://goo.gl/mppQvs
Please direct any questions to Jackson or Ysabelle. DO NOT contact Professor Plaut with any questions regarding this course.
|Section 1||Ysabelle Orillos & Jackson Thomsen||70||20 Barrows||[Tu] 6:30PM-8:00PM||01/23/2018||