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CR 430 Sexual Homicide

Explore the motives and consequences of sexual crime.

Format: Online and/or Classroom

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

The study of sexual assault has produced a wide range of terminology, theories and methodologies. In CR 430 Sexual Homicide, you will explore the psychological mind of sex crime perpetrators and murderers, including formative influences, contexts of power, patterns and motives.

Throughout the course, you will engage in a variety of assessment methods to demonstrate course competencies. These assessment methods may include, but are not limited to, written assignments, oral presentations, research papers, quizzes, service learning projects and class participation.

What You’ll Learn in CR 430

This course uses case studies to probe the causes of sexual homicide, including personal causes, group causes and criminal enterprise. You’ll explore the role of childhood experiences in the development of a sexual murderer. You’ll also analyze profiling and the use of psychological information when dealing with sexual criminals.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Terminology and the Occurrences of Sexual Homicide in Society
  • Theories and Methodologies of Sexual Homicide
  • Distinguishing Sexual Homicides and Other Sex Crimes
  • Stages of Catathymic Crisis
  • Acute and Chronic Catathymic Homicide
  • Motivation/Causation Theories
  • Sexual Homicide Profiling
  • Sexual Assault Victims
  • Treatment of Sex Offenders

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CR 430, you will be able to:

  • Describe and differentiate sexual behaviors, terminology and theoretical approaches to the discipline and an academic profile of the offenders and victims.
  • Recognize types of sexual homicides and distinguish differences.
  • Identify common characteristics of sexual killers.
  • Comprehend the importance of criminal profiling in identifying sexual predators.
  • Identify the importance of victimology in sexual homicides.
  • Define treatment options for offenders.
  • Apply critical and reflective thinking to the study of sexual homicides.
  • Apply reflective thought to the values-centered Jesuit education.

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*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

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