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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: PSY                                     Course Number: 372                                    
Course Title: Psychology of Criminal Behavior
Subject: Psychology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


A study of the psychological bases and dynamics of criminal behavior. Topics to be discussed include the "antisocial personality"; the "psychopath"; psychosis and crime; alcoholism and drug abuse; the adolescent offender; the female offender; "sex" offenders; and white collar crime. The varying ways in which the criminal justice system processes, treats, and affects the different types of offenders will also be discussed.

Prerequisite: ENG 102. In addition: PSY 242 or permission of the section instructor.
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: