The goal of this course is to acquaint the student with
the varying personality profiles, levels of motivation and prognoses of the
homicidal offender. Homicide will be
studied, not as a unitary event, but as a complex behavior with differing
phenomenology, psychopathology and dynamics.
In addition to the study of typologies, theories and research, a major
focus throughout will be on criminal profiling through presentation of case
material and applying case findings to further the understanding of murder.