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CMRJ527 - Crime and Mental Disorders

Course Details

Course Code: CMRJ527 Course ID: 4466 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

In the last 30 years, the link between criminal behavior and mental disorders has become more evident. Because of the apparent link between mental health disorders and criminal behavior there has been an increasing need to understand how mental health diagnoses influences behavior. This class will analyze mental disorders such as schizophrenia, personality disorders, brain damage and mental retardation and their role in criminal behavior. This graduate level class will focus on rehabilitation methods and its effectiveness for addressing the problem of mental health in the criminal justice system.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO1: Summarize the link between mental illness and criminal behavior.

CO2: Debate how mental health issues influence behavior.

CO3: Synthesize several mental health diagnoses

CO4: Compare and contrast the role of effective rehabilitation and its effectiveness for addressing mental health disorders.

CO5: Analyze the social responses to mental illness historically and through discussion of current events.

Forums

Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.

Assignment(s)

Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.

Exam(s)

Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.

NameGrade %
Introduction to the Class 1.00 %
Introduction to the Class 1.00 %
Forums 19.00 %
Forum 1 2.38 %
Forum 2 2.38 %
Forum 3 2.38 %
Forum 4 2.38 %
Forum 5 2.38 %
Forum 6 2.38 %
Forum 7 2.38 %
Forum 8 2.38 %
Assignments 50.00 %
Assignment 1 25.00 %
Assignment 2 25.00 %
Final Paper 30.00 %
Final Paper 30.00 %

Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.

Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.