[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2017-2018 Graduate Academic Catalog 
    May 17, 2021  
[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2017-2018 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CRJ 512 - Investigative Methodologies of Violence

3 credit hours
This course will provide the criminal justice professional with an understanding of the systematic progression of violence and its correlations to behavior. Students will examine the many biological factors and psychological manifestations of violence that occur in society. They will produce an accurate diagnosis of human aggression and violence while systematically considering psychological methodologies and investigative techniques that will support a behavioral understanding and forensic documentation for legal resolutions. Students will learn current theoretical concepts, relevant psychological dynamics and systemic influences for aggression and violence which are the most accepted by the scientific and legal community.   Validity and reliability issues regarding aggressive acts, violent crimes and radicalized behaviors will be explored. Specific areas to be covered include interpretation of biological and psychological behaviors, aggression, anger and hatred as related to psychopathology, mental disorder correlated to violent acts, crimes of violence and aggression, the radicalization process to form violent extremists and acts of terror and various methods and instruments for completing forensic risk assessments for violence.