CRIM 102

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Serial Killer

Credits Contact Hours
3.0 3.0

Course Description

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ENGL 115 or satisfactory test score, concurrent enrollment allowed. This course examines the extent, causes, and social characteristics of serial killers. After examining general criminological theories and the characteristics of murders, the course will investigate the popular images about serial killers, the motivations of these offenders, the distribution of their crimes over time and across geographical areas, elements surrounding these offenses, and the offenders' methods of selecting victims. The topics of homicide investigation techniques, crime profiling, and the criminal prosecution of serial killers will also be covered in the course. Video material, case studies, and results from current research will provide a comprehensive investigation of these extreme and rare forms of criminal behavior. [Semesters Offered: Spring, Summer].

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Day Time Campus Method Building
06/01/2020 - 08/05/2020 Online Regular

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