2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CRJ 440 - Profiling Violent Crimes

An introductory study on the topic of profiling: its basic elements; the sociological and criminogenic elements; and physical and emotional factors. The course examines the use of profiling in such violent crimes as arson, sexual assault, pedophilia, murder, and kidnapping. Profiling, as an investigative tool, will be analyzed, both the pros and cons. Students will be introduced to computer database systems used for profiling, as well as geographic profiling and crime mapping as instruments for police and federal law enforcement. Particular attention will be focused on victimology, serial offenders, and the use of profilers in the media and its effect on public opinion and attitudes.
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: CRJ 205 . Criminal Justice major or permission of department chair required.