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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY 317 - Criminal Profiling and Threat Assessment

This course focuses on the theory, empirical foundations, and practice of Criminal Profiling (the analysis of offense characteristics to determine the distinctive characteristics of the probable offender) and threat assessment (the analysis of a subject’s conduct, psychological functioning, and the context of the alleged threat to determine the risk of targeted violence). These issues are addressed using a multidisciplinary, contextual approach, drawing on theory and research from psychology, law, sociology, and criminal justice.

Prerequisites & Notes
One of (PSY 100, SOC 101, POL 100, HMS 100, or CJ 100) or permission of instructor.

(Cr: 3)