Jun 20, 2024  
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSCI425 Violence in American Society (3 cr.)

This course examines violence in American society from a variety of perspectives.  The history and causal factors of situations of violence in America are analyzed.  This course also examines why violence is perpetuated in many environments and how societies are impacted.   This course is designed to develop and expand knowledge and techniques needed by law enforcement to investigate crimes pertaining to child sex abuse, stalking, family member abuse, family violence, and other forms of violence.

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the term cycle of violence.
  2. Recognize the historical perspective of violence in America.
  3. Analyze violence as it relates to the root causes of crime.
  4. Explain the role of the individual and community in the resolution of violence.
  5. Describe the impact of child sex abuse, stalking, family member abuse, and family violence relevant to the individual, family, and community.
  6. Identify resources within the community that may aid victims in the resolution of their victimization.
  7. Demonstrate a working knowledge of applicable laws related to crimes of violence.

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