This course asks students to investigate why ordinary people commit crimes. Key discussion points include social norms, social control, neutralization, and disinhibition. The interaction between the law and mental health is explored within the context of the United States, including the definition of legal insanity and how it is used in courts. Case studies will be used to develop a deeper understanding of the way people transition from law-abiding to criminal activity.
Credit Hours: Lecture-3, Lab-0, Credits-3
Prerequisite: PSY105 (Introduction to Psychology