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2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PY 4510 - Psychopathy

This course explores the scientific literature on psychopathy and its applications in clinical and criminal justice settings. Emphasis is placed on a critical examination of the evolving conceptualization of psychopathy; the measurement of psychopathy; the interaction of biological, psychological, and environmental factors in the development and expression of psychopathy; treatment of psychopathy, and implications of research on psychopathy for criminal justice policy and practice. Students will synthesize, evaluate, and apply research on psychopathy in discussions and written assignments. PY 4510 is a writing-intensive course designed for advanced students.

Prerequisite: PY 2550  or CJ 2000 .