Serial Murder: Myths vs. Realities

CRIM A420
3.00 crs.

The course familiarizes students with the field of serial murder. Despite an almost mythical interest in the phenomenon, relatively few scientific studies have been undertaken on the prevalence, etiology, investigation, and understanding of the crime. Biological, psychological, and sociological explanations of serial murder are examined as well as key investigative techniques including psychological and geographical profiling.

Course Prerequisite

Course Cross-listing

Course Corequisite