This certificate provides an understanding of the different theories of criminology that attempt to explain why people commit crimes and explore the minds of serial offenders and other offenders who victimize people within society. Students will study various theories of crime causation, and specifically individual and sociological influences.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Behavior Studies certificate program, students should be able to:
Discuss the theories of crime causation in relation to criminal profiling and crime control
Discuss the theories of adolescent delinquency, including factors contributing to it