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PSYC-103 - Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behaviour

Minimum Credits: 3 Length: 45 hours Prerequisites: Minimum 65% in either English Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, ENGL 090, or equivalent. CRIM 101, PSYC 101 and 102 are recommended. Delivery Method: On-campus, Online Cost: $358.14 Course Outline: https://sps.cotr.bc.ca/Outlines/Course Outlines/PSYC103.pdf

This course is an introduction to biological, psychiatric, psychological and social/environmental explanations of criminal and deviant behaviour. Students will also delve into the field of forensic psychology. This course explores specific types of behaviours such as violent offenses (homicide), sexual offenses, economically motivated crimes and intimate partner violence through a psychological lens. The unique nature and needs of justice impacted Indigenous and Black individuals, females, youth, and those with mental illnesses will also be explored.