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2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2016 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.

Prerequisite: PY 3550  or CJ 2000 .