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2021-2022 Catalog
CCJ 4604: Crime and Mental Illness

Course Description for Crime and Mental Illness

CCJ4604: Crime and Mental Illness
This course examines the relationship between various forms of mental illness and crime, especially felony crime. Emphasis will also be placed on the role of the insanity defense on criminal trials involving capital crimes such as homicide and rape. Public opinion regarding the insanity defense will also be considered.