Apr 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

CR 210 - Deviant Behavior

Credit Hours: 3

Examination of various areas of physical and mental health which bear upon public safety and well being, including the problems of alcoholism, addiction to drugs, mental illness, suicide and sexual aberrations.  The objective is to provide scientifically valid guidelines so that the confrontation of those in law enforcement with the mentally ill and with social deviates will result in general benefit to the community.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the various theories of deviance and their application to both criminal and non-criminal behaviors;
  • understand the nature and patterns of interpersonal violence;
  • recognize people with mental disorders: psychotics, psychopaths, and personality disorders;
  • comprehend the phenomenon of substance abuse, to include the uses, effects and addiction patterns of narcotics;
  • evaluate suicide risk potential through an understanding of the variety of suicidal experiences as well as situational factors that effect suicide; and
  • develop an awareness of and sensitivity to a variety of diverse lifestyles.

F/S (C, N, S)