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    Mar 26, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CRIM 103 - Serial Killers

Number of Credits: 3
Serial Killers presents an overview of serial killers and mass murderers in the United States and other countries in order to better understand the background of serial killers as well as the root causes and failures in their lives that led up to their killing spree. Case studies of serial killers will be reviewed as well as the investigation, apprehension, trial and dispositions of these offenders. Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Summarize the history of mass murder and serial killing and analyze the effect mass and serial murders have on our society. (PG-1,2,4 GE-1,2,6)
  2. Examine the definitions and differences between mass and serial murder and breakdown the complexity of these cases and jurisdiction issures. (PG-1,4 GE-2,4)
  3. Analyze how personal behaviors affect self and others. (PG-1,3,4,7 GE-1,3,4,7)
  4. Identify biological and genetic foundations of violent behavior, determine what is fact or myth, and breakdown the root causes of these crimes. (PG-1,2,3,4 GE-1,2,4,7)
  5. Distinguish between non-violent and violent paraphilia and recognize the various societal implications of deviant behavior. (PG-1,2,4,7 GE-1,2,4,7)
  6. Explain the role and types of stalking in predatory crimes that can lead to homicide and serial murder. (PG-1,2,7 GE-1,2,7)
  7. Explore victim facilitation in serial murder and demonstrate understanding of the concept of preference. (PG-1,2,7 GE-1,2,7)
  8. Evaluate the utility of current types of profiling and problems associated with high profile cases. (PG-2,3,4 GE-6,7)

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