North Georgia College

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    North Georgia College

    Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice

    Criminal Typologies

    CRJU 4310

Course and Section: CRJU 4310

    Class Times: TTH 3:55 5:20

    Classroom: 208 Young Hall

    Instructor: Dr. Brent A. Paterline


    Office: 336 Young Hall

    Office Phone: (706) 864-1904

    Cell Phone: (770) 401-5146

    Office Hours: TTH 9:30-11:00 and 2:00 3:30

     Wednesday 4:00 5:30

Course Description

     This course examines the offender characteristics and behavioral patterns of individuals who commit crimes of interpersonal violence and/or sexual assault. Emphasis will be upon the motivational beliefs of the offenders, and how these beliefs influence the manner in which they select victims and carry out their attacks. The offenses of sexual homicide, mass murder, workplace violence, serial rape, child molestation, armed robbery and similar crimes will be the primary focus of the research and discussion in this course.

Textbook: Holmes, R. & Holmes, S. (2002) Profiling Violent Crimes: An Investigative Tool.

     Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


     There will be 2 exams consisting of multiple choice questions, short answer items, and essay items. Makeup-up exams will not be automatically given for persons who do not show up for scheduled exams unless arrangements have been made with me in advance. If you miss an exam without an acceptable excuse, your grade will be "0" for the test. If you are absent on the day exams are returned, you may pick them up during my office hours. Incompletes are not automatic but are subject to my approval and college policy. Incompletes will be given by the professor only in special hardship cases.

Case Studies:

    Students will work several cases studies at the end of the semester to apply the knowledge that they gained through class lectures.


     Exam #1: 33%

     Exam #2: 33%

     Case Study Project: 33%




     The instructor will take attendance. If a student has more than 5 absences he/she will be dropped from the course.


AIC Statement

    Academic Integrity Policy:

     -Honor Code: "On my honor, I will not lie, cheat, steal, plagiarize, evade the truth or tolerate those who do."

    - Suspected violations of the Academic Integrity policy should be referred by students to the instructor. If the instructor concludes that a violation of the Academic Integrity policy has occurred, the instructor will either (1) penalize the student and file an incident report with the Academic Integrity Council (2) refer the matter directly to the Academic Integrity Council, If an incident report is filed by the instructor, the instructor will review the completed report with the student and will request that the student sign the report as an indication that the student is aware of the contents of the report.

ADA statement

    Accommodation for Students with Disabilities: North Georgia College & State University (NGCSU) is committed to the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities and to the principle of individual rights and responsibilities. To the end, the policies and procedures of NGCSU reasonably ensure that a person with a disability is no, on the basis of that disability, denied full and equal access to and the enjoyment of academic programs and co-curricular activities or otherwise is subjected to discrimination in such programs and activities.

    The policies for access by individuals with disabilities at NGCSU are designed to ensure full compliance with all pertinent federal and state legislation, specifically to include Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. To receive disability accommodations, the student should contact the Coordinator of Disability Resources, Office of Academic Support Programs, Room 207 Barnes Hall. Approval of reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Early Alert Participation

    I am committed to your success in this course and at this university. I may, therefore, refer you to other persons and/or services available to help you achieve academic success. In turn, if you are referred, you will be expected to comply with the referrals. Please understand that such referrals are not a form of punishment, rather, they are intended to help you.

    NGCSU has implemented an Early Alert/Early Intervention program. I am a participating faculty member in the program. I may, then, refer you to other persons and/or services at the university designed to help you achieve your academic goals. You, in turn, will be expected to take advantage of the help offered to you.

    As your teacher I am committed to your academic success, not only in this class, but at this university. If I feel you would benefit from some of the special services available to students, I will make the appropriate referral. I will, further, expect you to comply with the referral and take advantage of the services offered.

-- Statement Composed by the Recruit Back, Early/Alert Intervention Team, 2006

    Class Outline

Class Topic

    1. An Introduction to Criminal Profiling

     Scene for Silence of the Lambs

     The History of Criminal Profiling

     The Positivist School of Criminology

    Jack the Ripper

     The Mad Bomber

     The FBI’s Behavior Science Unit

     Kanter’s Investigative Psychology

    2. An Introduction to Criminal Profiling

     The Uses of Criminal Profiling

     Case Study: The Atlanta Child Murders

     Inductive and Deductive Profiling

     Modus Operandi and Signature

     Victiminology and Criminal Profiling

     A Critique of Criminal Profiling

3. Modus Operandi and Signature

     Case Study: The BTK Killer

4. Offender Psychopathology and Criminal Profiling

     The Childhood of Serial Murderers

    Anti-social Personality Disorder

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder




    Case Study: The Green River Killer

5. Cannibal Killers


    6. An Introduction to Serial Murder

    Defining Serial Murder

    A Brief History of Serial Murder

    Characteristics of Serial Murderers

    Motivations of Serial Murderers

    Disorganized Serial Murder

7. Organized Serial Murder

     John Wayne Gacy

    Video American Psycho

8. Mixed Serial Murder

    Ted Bundy

    A Critique of the FBI Model

     Team Killers

9. Female Serial Murder

     The Manson Family Murders

10. Female Serial Murder

    Barbie and Ken Serial Murderers

11. Mass Murder

     School Shooter

     Kip Kipler

     Work Place Violence

     Mark Barton

    12. Serial Murder Case Studies

     Review for Exam #1

13. Exam #1

14. Rape

    Serial Rape


15. Child Molestation



     A Typology of Child Molesters

     Profiling the Seductive Child Molester

     Child Molesters on the Internet

16. Interview Potential Victims of Child Molestation

     Interviewing and Interrogating Suspects

     False Confessions

17. 3/5 Domestic Violence

     Spontaneous Domestic Homicide

    Staged Domestic Homicide

     Spousal Abuse

     Child Abuse

     Suzanne Smith

     The Jon Bennet Ramsey Case

     Elder Abuse

18. Felony Murder

     Robbery and Burglary


    19. Fraud and White-Collar Crime

     Crimes of Fraud

     Case Study: The Travelers

     Corporate Crime

    20. Forensics and Criminal Profiling

21. Paradise Lost

    22. Discussion of Paradise Lost

23. Test #2

    24. Group Work Case Studies

    25. Group Work Case Studies

    26. Group Work Case Studies

    27. Group Work Case Studies

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