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CRIM-103 - Psychological Explanations Of Criminal And Deviant Behavior - 3.00 Credits

CRIM-103 - Psychological Explanations Of Criminal And Deviant Behavior - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course introduces and critically examines biogenetic, psychiatric, and psychological explanations of criminal and deviant behaviour. Special attention will be given to the theoretical links between criminality and genetics, physiology, mental disorders, the endocrine system, personality, moral development and the impact of residential schools, poverty, and mental illness.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Associate of Arts Degree- Criminology - Year 2
  • Aboriginal Leadership in the Justice System Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, or English 12 or English Studies 12 and/or English First Peoples 12, Recommended: PSYC 111 & 121
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • describe the psychological and bio genetic perspective of criminal and deviant behaviour;

  • explain the interrelationships between the physiological and psychological processes underlying criminal and deviant behavior;

  • explain the impact of “crimes against persons” in various communities of Canada;

  • discuss the impact of addictions, residential school abuses, gang violence and family violence including pre-natal abuses on criminal and deviant behaviour; and

  • identify the relationship between nutrition, mental illness, social support and criminal and deviant behavior.
  • Text and Materials: Serin, R., et. al. Psychology of Criminal Behaviour: A Canadian Perspective. Current Edition. Toronto, ON. Pearson .
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