Criminal Behavior: A Psychosocial Approach
Criminal Behavior: A Psychosocial Approach- 12 CEUs
This course is about crime from a psychological perspective. It portrays the criminal offender as being surrounded in and continually influenced by multiple systems within the psychosocial environment. This course is graduate level course in criminal behavior, criminology, psychology of crime, crime and delinquency, and forensic psychology.
The text in this course presents a critical and interdisciplinary look at criminals and crime, challenging the student to look beyond the over simplified or prejudicial conclusions about the crime problem. The course considers behavioral, emotional, and cognitive aspects of criminals, looks at specific criminal offenses and explores the causes, classification, prediction, intervention and treatment of criminal behavior.
Upon completion of this course and studying the text, the student wants additional information and has developed an enthusiastic interest in wanting better answers, then this course has achieved its goal.
Upon registering for this course, the student will be assigned an online instructor they may communicate with via email for assistance or answering any questions.
Upon completion of reading the text, the student is required to write a descriptive essay as to their understanding of the many complex issues surrounding criminal behavior including:
• The behavioral, emotional and cognitive aspects of criminals
• The various causes of crime
• The prediction, intervention & treatment of criminal behavior
Course Text: Criminal Behavior: A Psychosocial Approach by Curt M. Bartol and Anne M. Bartol. You can purchase this book from any number of sources, i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. We advise that you also check your local library for availability.