Courses » CRIM 200: Psychological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour


A detailed study of psychological approaches to explaining recidivist criminal behaviour. Some of the specific theories subject to critical examination will include: psychoanalytic, behaviourism, social cognitive, developmental, and Eysenck’s theory of personality and crime. Theoretical and empirical approaches will be utilized to explain the behaviour of offenders involved in various crimes (property, violent, etc.).


Professor should be clear about what the expectations are for the course because there could be students registered for the course without first year Psychology