Sen Sem/ Natural Born Killers
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|1/25/2022||5/9/2022||T||3:10pm - 6:00pm||SLS 230|
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.