2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

PSC 230 Sex Offenders in the Criminal Justice System

3 hours 

The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the causes of sexual crimes and how sex offenders are dealt with throughout the criminal justice process. There is an analysis of the laws that relate to sex offenders and the cyclical nature of sex offender legislation. The course examines the difficulty of balancing rights of the offenders and rights of the community, and what forms of community protection are viable for these individuals. By the end of the course, students should have an understanding of sex offender typologies, types of treatment offered, laws and policies regarding sex crimes, and the likely future direction of legislation.



Cross Listed Courses

COR 230


ENG 101 and one of the following: COR 101, PSC 101, CRJ 101, CJBS 101 or ICJ 101