Course Details

  • Online | Asynchronous 
  • 2 weeks | December 27, 2023 – January 10, 2024
  • 3 credits | $1,716
  • Last day to register: December 20, 2023
  • Prerequisites: CRM 201

Course Overview

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.

Course Advantages

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. 

Additional Information

Faculty will contact all students after the Wednesday, December 20, registration deadline.

About the Instructor

Danielle Carkin Lacorazza

Assistant Professor of Criminology
Danielle Carkin Lacorazza is an associate professor of criminology at Stonehill College. In addition to teaching, she also serves as editor of Crime & Delinquency, a top-tier journal in the field, and as a program evaluator for federally funded grant programs at a local jail. Her research interests include criminal careers, juvenile delinquency and justice, mental health and substance use, and reentry and reintegration of returning citizens. Professor Carkin Lacorazza has co-authored a book, multiple chapters, and numerous manuscripts. She earned her doctorate in criminology and justice studies from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where she also obtained a master’s degree in community social psychology.

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