North Georgia College
Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice
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
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.
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.
ACADEMIC POLICIES AND STATEMENTS
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.
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
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
A Critique of the FBI Model
9. Female Serial Murder
The Manson Family Murders
10. Female Serial Murder
Barbie and Ken Serial Murderers
11. Mass Murder
Work Place Violence
12. Serial Murder Case Studies
Review for Exam #1
13. Exam #1
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
17. 3/5 Domestic Violence
Spontaneous Domestic Homicide
Staged Domestic Homicide
The Jon Bennet Ramsey Case
18. Felony Murder
Robbery and Burglary
19. Fraud and White-Collar Crime
Crimes of Fraud
Case Study: The Travelers
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