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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Forensic Psychology (FORP)
Theories of Criminal Behavior
Theories of Criminal Behavior
Summer 2016
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students in the forensic psychology program


Dr. Richard Cooter
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Theories of criminal behavior; psychodynamic, biological, genetic, social learning, behavioral, and cognition; developmental and cultural issues in criminal behavior; sociological theories; violence and aggression; sex offenses and the role of substance abuse in criminal behavior.
1. Understand biological, genetic, sociological and psychological theories and their relationships in explaining criminal behavior 2. Analyze emerging research as to the causes of criminal behavior. 3. Use multiple theories in explain criminal behavior in specific forensic situations. 4. Describe the role of aggression and psychopathy in criminal offending. 5. Analyze both practical and ethical difficulties in both the evaluation and treatment of offenders presenting with differing causative factors in their offending.

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