Dec 06, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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CRM 004 - Mental Illness and Criminal Behavior

Semester Hours: 3
Fall, Spring
This course will focus on high-profile cases where mental illness and criminal activity intersect.  We will consider topics such as the legal standard of insanity and its relationship to the psychiatric definition of a particular mental illness; the standard for competence to stand trial; specialty courts (i.e., mental health and drug treatment courts); possible alternatives to incarceration; and legal issues associated with psychologically disturbed juvenile delinquents and with sex offenders.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. Credit given for this course or CRM 187A, not both. (Formerly CRM 187A, Special Topics in Criminology: Mental Illness and Criminal Behavior.)





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