170 Irvin Kochel Center
Penn State Erie
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Provides students an overview of causes of crime and criminal behavior, the legal and criminal justice processes, and public policy toward crime-related issues. Students receive in-depth understanding of social and psychological causes of crime, policies to fight and prevent crime, use of psychology to analyze and investigate criminal behavior, and legal processes that involve accused and convicted criminals. It is intended for those interested in learning more about the criminal justice system and the causes of crime. Knowledge of the causes of criminal behavior and the criminal justice system are important to careers in the police, security, the correctional system, social work, law, psychology, journalism, and government or politics.
To earn an undergraduate certificate in CRIME, PSYCHOLOGY AND PUBLIC POLICY, a minimum of 15 credits is required.
PSYCH256 OR PSYCH471 OR PSYCH412 OR PSYCH473
OR PSYCH445 OR PSYCH477 OR PSYCH261
PL SC123 OR PL SC439 OR PSYCH221 OR PSYCH232
OR SOC 001 0R SOC 005 OR SOC 012
OR SOC 013 OR PL SC474 OR POLSC197B
Effective Date: Fall Semester 2006
Expiration Date: Spring Semester 2014
Last Revised by the Department: 11/10/2011