0.5 (semester course)
New for 2020-2021!
This course examines criminology, the study of crime. Students will investigate the following questions: Why do some individuals commit crimes and others do not? What aspects in our culture and society promote deviance? Why do punishments vary for the same crime? What factors, from arrest to punishment, shape the criminal case process?
*As part of the EVP program, this course will have a live class requirement once a week at a set time; please see the website for time choices. This live class will include teaching, discussion with classmates from around the world, demonstrations, questions and answers, and other aspects of a live classroom. Students will have weekly due dates and stay on a traditional coursework schedule.
Semester 1: August 31 - January 24
Fall Break: November 23 - 27
Christmas Break: December 21 - January 1
Semester 2: January 25 - June 6
Spring Break: March 29 - April 2
Times: Thursdays 11:00 am US Central Time
Understanding the criminal mind is not easy. Why do certain people commit horrible acts? Can we ever begin to understand their reasoning and motivation? Perhaps. In Criminology: Inside the Criminal Mind, you will be given the rare opportunity to climb inside the mind of a criminal and examine the ideas and motivations at work. The mental state of a criminal can be affected by many different aspects of life – psychological, biological, sociological – all of which have differing perspectives and influences. You will investigate not only how these variables affect the criminal mind but also how the criminal justice system remains committed to upholding the law through diligence and uncompromising process. During our live sessions we will apply what we are learning throughout the week by examining case studies and even some criminal cases.
If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.
The set up in this course was very organized and easy to navigate!
I loved the format!
This has honestly been one of my favorite courses I have taken at NorthStar.