Course Detail
Course Components:
Enrollment Information
Course Attribute:
University Connected Learning
Law and Order, CSI, Criminal Minds, NCIS, truTV---popular American culture feeds our seemingly insatiable appetite for stories of crime and pathological behavior. This course will explore the psychology of criminal thinking and behavior, the role of mental health, the interaction of mental illness and crime (including the legal concepts of insanity and incompetence), the role of drugs and addiction, the growing problem of cyber crime, and the federal and state criminal court processes. Learn about the justice system, whether behavior is caused by nature or nurture, and about the psychopathology of the criminal mind.