Violence in America
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|Professor: James Byrne, Ph. D.||Course Website: http://faculty.uml.edu/jbyrne/44.327/index.htm|
|Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-10:45||Location: HSS Room 150|
|Office: HSS, 4th Floor, room 491||Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:15-1:30 by appointment|
|Email: James_byrne@uml.edu||Phone: (978) 934-3992|
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide students with an in-depth analysis of the causes, context, and control of a wide range of violent crimes. Topics covered in this class include: Murder (mass, serial), rape, robbery, assault, violence in the helping professions, violence in the workplace, violence in school, community violence, cult violence, and institutional violence.
Learning Objectives: This course introduces students to a wide spectrum of violent crimes. By the end of the course, students will have a clear understanding of the nature and extent of the violence problem in the United States, and they will be able to provide profiles of both violent offenders and victims. They will also be able to describe the characteristics of the communities where violence is most likely to occur. Finally, students will gain a detailed understanding of the cause, prevention, and control of violent crime.
Grading: Final Course Grades will be determined as follows:
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