2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 04, 2023  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PSYC 477 - Police Psychology

Credits: Three (3)
Prerequisite: PSYC-101 or PSYC 202H; and CRIM 102
This course explores psychological principles as applied to aspects of police officer’s career. Some of the topics to be examined are: the unique psychological stresses of police work, the effects of that stress on both the officer and his or her family; identification and management of the problem police officer; psychology of crowds; riots and their effective control; and the application of psychological principles to detective work. The interpersonal dynamics of the police with civilian complainants, victims, and violent, aggressive individuals will also be covered
Cross-listed: CRIM-477