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FORSC 532 Serial Offenders and Personality

3 hours


This course focuses on the repeat offender, most notably the serial murderer. This course will also include an examination of a variety of violent and nonviolent repeat offender crimes (i.e., serial rape, stalking, "peepers"). The course will concentrate on the nature of the repeat offender and the personality characteristics that tend to be associated with this type of criminal.

Prerequisite(s): FORSC 515 Advanced Crime Scene Investigation or FORSC 540 Analytical Science as Bases for Investigation with grades of "B-" or better; Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, and Personality Psychology, or permission of the instructor.