CRM 273 Criminal Mind, Mental Illness and Criminality
- Online | Asynchronous
- 4 weeks | December 19, 2022 – January 13, 2023
- 3 credits | $1,650
- Last day to register: December 12, 2022
- Prerequisites: CRM 201
The course examines crime and mental illness, including social-psychological theories of crime; co-occurring psychological disorders; problem-solving courts (drug treatment, mental health, and re-entry) comprising the emerging field of "therapeutic jurisprudence"; and mentally ill offenders in prison and community settings. Sociological issues of gender, class and race will be discussed wherever relevant.
This course will explore the psychological dimensions of criminal thinking and behavior, as well as cover the psychological origins and types of crime, the multidimensional influences on criminality, and developmental pathways. It will also cover mental illness diagnoses, assessments and treatments, and the relationship between mental illness and criminality. It offers insight into the overlap of psychology and criminology.
Faculty will contact all students after the Monday, December 12, registration deadline.
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