JUST 701 (01) - Senior Seminar

Sem/Natural Born Killers

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 50886
Advanced material in which the instructor has specialized knowledge through research and study. Topics may include the death penalty, terrorism, psychology of the jury, ethics and morality, immigration, therapeutic jurisprudence, and juveniles tried as adults. Prereq: JUST 401, 501.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Only listed classes in section: Senior
Only listed majors in section: JUSTICE STUDIES
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Donna Perkins

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/25/2022 5/9/2022 W 12:40pm - 3:30pm NESM 140
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Course Description:
Despite the relative steady decline in violent crime perpetration, generally, and by young males, specifically, young males remain responsible for a majority of the violent crimes committed in the United States. This course explores possible factors that may influence young males to engage in violent crime by looking at the relative influence of nature (i.e., Are they are “natural born killers?”) and nurture (i.e., Are they “breaking bad?”). Because Justice Studies is a very broad and interdisciplinary field of study, this topic can be approached from many perspectives. The overarching perspective that will be adopted here comes from developmental psychology. However, other perspectives may be introduced, including legal perspectives.