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Instructor: Alex Yufik, J.D., Psy.D., ABPP Psych Department Main #: 213-740-2203 Office Hours: After Class or by appointment Email: email@example.com Teaching Assistant: Eduardo Jones Office: SGM 920 Office Hours: Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 AM or by appointment Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This course will provide an overview of the scientific and applied aspects of the field of criminal behavior. Readings will encompass theory and research from a variety of academic disciplines including psychology, sociology, psychiatry, criminal justice, neuropsychology, genetics and psychophysiology. Particular emphasis will be placed on origins of criminal behavior, aggression, psychopathy, crime and mental disorders, homicide, and sexual assault. Applied empirical research on issues important to the legal system will be discussed as well. The final portion of the course will focus on prediction, intervention, and treatment of delinquency and criminal behavior.
Class meeting will involve lectures, multimedia presentations, and self-guided class exercises. The posted slides on Blackboard will not necessarily be identical to those presented during lectures. Therefore, attending lectures on regular basis will be critical to success in the course. Outline of lecture notes, key concepts and illustrations will be available on the course webpage through Blackboard “course documents” (https://blackboard.usc.edu).
Disclaimers: Academic Misconduct: Academic misconduct (e. and a #2 pencil with good eraser to the exam. The rest will be based on information presented in lectures including handouts. All exams will be weighted equally. Upper Saddle River.g. Each exam will be worth 50 points. but are not limited to: “F” in the course. – 5:00 p. Students with Disabilities: The University of Southern California provides academic accommodations for students with disabilities. and unauthorized collaboration. plagiarism. DSP is located in Student Union 301 and is open 8:30 a. 2 . Students found in any act of academic dishonesty will be prosecuted in accordance with the Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards of the University of Southern California. Students requesting academic accommodations are required to register with Disability Services and Programs (DSP) each semester. Criminal Behavior: A Psychological Approach (9th Edition).. C. what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. Please bring Scantron form. Please note I do not round grades. DSP will review your concerns and determine. Monday through Friday. (2011). cheating. and suspension or expulsion from the university.m. Please notify me of your eligibility and I will work with you to ensure that accommodations are made. falsifying academic records) will not be tolerated. Most of the material in the exams is covered in the textbook. Evaluation: Examinations: There will be four (4) non-cumulative multiple-choice exams. The required text is available at the Trojan Bookstore. M. Possible consequences for academic dishonesty include.. permanent notation on transcript. A. R.. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. with you.Required Readings: Bartol. videos. It is important that you show up for all exams on time as no late students will be allowed to take an exam following any student’s departure from the exam room. and Bartol. and guest speakers. The phone number for DSP is (213) 740-0776.m. Additional readings will be provided in class or posted on Blackboard course website. including the final exam.
participating in relevant on and off3 . If you have difficulties with the emotional content of this course. Please note. Religious holidays will be excused absences.g. These opportunities will include watching specified videos about material relevant to this course and writing reaction papers. In this class we will learn about and view highly disturbing images/information involving murder and crime scene evaluations. In-class Exercises: Periodic assignments (open books. Attendance: Come to class. No late in-class exercises will be accepted. but you must inform the Professor of the holiday/date that you will be absent within the first two weeks of class in order for it to be excused. they may be available at local or online video stores. however. If you miss an exam you must contact the professor within 24 hours of the exam by telephone. medical emergency). It is not possible to reschedule missed films for later showings. These assignments will be collected at the end of each class and will be worth a total of 20 points. please let the instructor know before class and you will be provided with an alternative class assignment. Announcements are made and hand-outs are distributed at the beginning of class and it is your responsibility to make sure that you hear and receive them. The films are mostly rated R and may include strong language and graphic scenes of death. and written proof of a serious emergency (e. letters from doctor. unavoidable emergency (e. Exceptions to this policy will only be considered in the event of a serious. if you are in any way uncomfortable or feel you are unable to view the film. You are responsible for all materials presented in the lectures and the readings as well as guest speakers. If you miss an examination. Extra-Credit/Field Trips: Several opportunities for extra credit will be made available to those you choose to participate. you will receive a score of zero on that exam. The films are not available in reserve or take home viewing.Makeup Policy: There will be no makeup examinations in this course. You are responsible for finding the films that you miss in the class.g. torture. notes) will be given throughout the semester. You will also find that lectures make a lot more sense of you read and PARTICIPATE. Films: A number of documentary films will be shown throughout the course of the semester. These films are linked to weekly topics and they will be drawn upon for assignments and exams. and violence. please speak to the instructor and/or select a different course option. Exceptions to this policy are excused absences due to illness with a verifiable doctor’s note. as well as university and public libraries. copy of police accident report) will be required for an excuse ultimately to be considered. rape. Please come to class on time.
205 191 . Grades: The final letter grade will be based on the four exams.190 176 . Exams will emphasize readings as well as lecture and guest speaker material.campus activities.220 198 . You may participate in 2 extra credit opportunities for a total of 10 points. at my discretion. No extra credit will be given after the class has ended. 2 Chap. You may also have the opportunity to take part in several off-campus field trips. Your final grade is independent of other students’ performances and not based on a curve. 2012 Exam I Learning and Crime Aggression and Violence Juvenile Crime and Murder Exam II Murder and Crime 4 February 9. 2012 . 2012 Introduction Risk Factors Part One January 19. 3 Chap. 5 Chap. There may be additional opportunities for extra credit. Each extra credit opportunity will be worth 5 possible points added to your final grade. 9 February 23. 4 January 26 . 2012 th LECTURE TOPIC READING ASSIGNMENT Chap. 1 Chap. 6 Chap.183 C+ C CD F 169 – 175 162 – 168 154 – 161 111 – 153 110 or below Proposed Class Schedule-May be Modified DATE January 12. 3 Chap. 9 Chap. The opportunity to sign-up for these activities will be provided to you later in the semester. 2 Risk Factors II Biology of Crime Chap. 2012 February 16.204 184 . A AB+ B B- 206 . any extra credit point you have earned throughout the semester and in class assignments. 2011 February 2. 2012 Chap.
2012 April 19. 2012 Mental Illness and Crime More Mental Illness. 2012 April 12. Exam III Terrorism Sexual Assault and Crime. 8 Chap. 14 TBS 5 . 7 Chap. 2012 March 29. Children and Crime Did you steal my car? Property Crime FINAL EXAM Chap. 2012 March 22. 2012 May 3. 16 Chap. 2012 Chap. just when you thought it was safe. 11 Chap. 2012 March 8. 8 Chap. 13 Chap. Crime and Drugs Is your neighbor a Psychopath? Serial Killers and Crime.March 1. 12 Chap. 10 April 5.
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