|Department of Counselling and Psychology Course Outline|
|Number of Credits||3|
|Duration of Weeks||15|
|Contact Hours Per Week||3 hours|
This course helps students to appreciate the complexities of what constitute a criminal behaviour considering the cultural, social, legal, emotional, moral, religious, political and technological variables pertinent to such actions. Students are intellectually challenged to view a person’s offending behaviours in a critical manner and empowered to think in an innovative way how crimes can be investigated and prevented.
|Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)||
At the completion of the course, it is anticipated that students will be able to:
1. Identify the psychological, biological, developmental, and social factors in shaping criminal
2. Appraise the relationship between mental health conditions and criminal behaviour;
3. Evaluate different types of criminal act, such as property crimes, homicide, sexual
offences, and domestic violence;
4. Analyze a criminal behaviour with theoretical support, and be able to discuss the
psychology of the offender according to the crimes committed.
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