May 30, 2023  
2018-2019 Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY 313 - Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PSY 101 
This course deals with Investigative Psychology, which aims to highlight how we may apply general areas of psychology to the specific applied focus of criminal investigations. A key focus will be on offender profiling, and the main psychological principles upon which offender profiling is based will be outlined, with a specific focus on the three key areas of Investigative Psychology: information gathering, behavioral analysis, and analysis, and decision making applied to the real world context. The course will further build on this by focusing on methodological questions relating to classifying crime scene behaviors, linking behavioral types to offender characteristics, and linking serial offences, and look at profiling in the practical context of the investigative and legal system.