2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

PSYC 477 - Police Psychology

Credits: Three (3)
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
General Education Area: Social Science
Cross-listed: CRIM-477
Prerequisite: PSYC-101 or PSYC 202H; and CRIM 102