Understanding the criminal mind is not easy. Why do certain people commit horrible acts? Can we ever begin to understand their reasoning and motivation? Perhaps. In Criminology: Inside the Criminal Mind, you will be given the rare opportunity to climb inside the mind of a criminal and examine the ideas and motivations at work. The mental state of a criminal can be affected by many different aspects of life—psychological, biological, sociological—all of which have differing perspectives and influences. You will investigate not only how these variables affect the criminal mind but also how the criminal justice system remains committed to upholding the law through diligence and an uncompromising process.

Course Details

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Course Outline
The World of Criminology
Biological and Psychological Theories of Crime
Labeling, Conflict, Environmental, and Radical Theories
Violent Crimes and Crimes Against Poverty
White-Collar, Corporate and Public Order Crimes
Criminal Case Process
Enforcing the Law and the Nature of Courts
Overview of Punishment and Corrections