May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

CRIM 4601 - Serial Murder

This course will present the techniques necessary to develop a complete bio-psycho-sociological profile regarding various types of violent behavior; however, the primary application shall be serial murder.  The rationale for profiling, the analysis of violent crime scenes, the motivations for committing crimes, the role of aggression and criminological theories will be examined.  Using case studies and illustrations, the complexity of violence as a social problem and the violent personality will be presented while maintaining a scientific focus and approach.

Credits: 3

Prereq: CRIM 1201 or CRIM 2207 or PSYC 1101 or SOSC 1110 or POLS1010 or SOCI 1101
Lecture hours: 3