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Viewing: FORP 6129 : Investigative Psychology

Last approved: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:01:59 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:13:03 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Forensic Psychology (FORP)
Investigative Psychology
Investigative Psychology
Spring 2017
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students in the forensic psychology program or with the permission of the department
FORP 6101, FORP 6103 and FORP 6104

Dr. Michael Bourke
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The application of psychological research and principles to the processes for detecting, identifying, locating, apprehending, and bringing offenders to justice; various approaches to the field; relevant legal and ethical issues.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to:

1. Recognize and distinguish the concepts of Investigative and Operational Psychology from other areas of forensic psychology, including offender profiling;

2. Recognize the ten operational applications of IP and understand how they are applied to criminal as well as non-criminal investigations;

3. Understand the psychological conceptualization of offending activity, offenders, and the investigative process, itself;

4. Understand geographical profiling and mental mapping;

5. Evaluate the strengths and limitations of predicting human behavior;

6. Understand the legal and ethical issues involved with this emerging field.

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jbb (Sat, 19 Nov 2016 19:57:29 GMT): Rollback: Syllabus must contain the required OAPA boilerplate regarding: Average minimum amount of out-of-class or independent learning expected per week; Course requirements and grading; Attendance and Participation; Goals and Learning Outcomes; Weekly Schedule; Academic Integrity; Support for Students Outside the Classroom; Religious Holidays; Security. Consult template uploaded with syllabus.
gharris (Sat, 04 Feb 2017 18:35:37 GMT): Rollback: Please resubmit with a 1-2 line Bulletin course description covering only the main themes/topics of the course.
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