Psychology (PSYC) - Psychology of Crime and Victimization

PSYC 4637  Psychology of Crime and Victimization


PSYC 3636 and fourth year standing


PSYC 3635


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




The psychological aspects of crime from both the criminal and victim perspectives are discussed. Particular emphasis is placed upon research into the psychology of criminal and victims. Topics will include crime and mental disorders, murder, assault, sexual violence, and family violence. Crime will be discussed with respect to emotion, behaviour, biology, and environment. Information will also be presented on assessment protocols, offender and victim research, the prediction of dangerousness, young offenders, and victim impact and outcomes. Students are expected to present research on specific topics and to actively contribute during seminars. Students are also expected to engage in some practicum experiences.

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