This course will present a broad, empirical study of serial and mass murder as relatively rare and dramatic, but quite different, forms of homicide. Emphasis will be placed on better understanding both the offenders and victims involved. Cross-national comparisons will be made and the scholarly research explored, with a view toward contrasting this data and scholarship with images and information commonly presented in popular culture and in the mass media. Part of the Criminal Justice Studies Certificate Program.
Serial and Mass Murder
Criminal Justice/Homeland Security
Monday, November 7, 2016 to Friday, January 27, 2017