Criminal Psychology and Behaviour

Program: CPSY
Credential: Certificate
Delivery: Part-time - online
Length: 1 Semester
Duration: 252 Hours
Effective: Fall 2017
Location: Orillia

Description

This program will enhance the knowledge and skill set of individuals who work or volunteer in corrections, law enforcement, security, women's shelters, human services, youth at risk, or individuals who have a special interest in criminal psychology and behaviour. The program explores why individuals become criminals as well as why individuals are attracted to those with deviant behaviours. The program also explores factors that research suggests underlie criminal behaviours.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will gain an understanding of the concepts and issues regarding criminal behaviour which could provide opportunities the workplace. This program could lead to working or volunteering in a corrections program, working or volunteering at a women's shelter or working with youth at risk or individuals.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • explain and discuss various theories and predictions about psychopaths;
  • illustrate a working knowledge and understanding of criminal psychology and the criminal mind;
  • outline issues in criminal psychology psychopathic minds;
  • examine psychological models related to criminology;
  • discuss forms of sexual violence perpetrated by individuals;
  • examine the reasons for sexually deviant behaviours and review relevant approaches and strategies for treatment;
  • define co-dependency and explain the types of relationships;
  • examine conflict resolution strategies and whether they work to reduce incidents of violent behaviour.

Admission Requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Graduation Requirements

6 Mandatory Courses

Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester.

Requirements

Mandatory Courses
GNED 1046Cults and Terrorism (ODE)
PSYL 1005Criminal Psychology - Antisocial/Psychopathic Minds (ODE)
PSYL 1006Criminal Psychology - Criminal Minds (ODE)
PSYL 1007Sexual Violence (ODE)
PSYL 1008Co-Dependency as an Addiction (ODE)
PSYL 1009Domestic and Workplace Violence (ODE)

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