(4 credit hours)
Winter | Prerequisites: CJ270 or PS330 or consent of instructor
Examines theories of crime causation with respect to crimes committed by the most violent offenders in society. Identifies research done, and the history of Criminal Personality Profiling, beginning with the earliest explanations through the beliefs of modern science, as well as psychological and sociological explanations. Identifies various known offenders, examines their backgrounds, and explains how current research into homicide, sexual offenses and serial killers can provide clues to the identity of unknown offenders.