Criminal Minds

Student ponders a bust in the museum at Hampden-Sydney CollegeCoordinator and Academic Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Vitale, Associate Professor of Psychology

Are you interested in understanding criminal behavior? Are you considering a career in law enforcement or public safety? Then you are the student who could benefit from this Living and Learning Community. Students in this Community will be enrolled together in a 1-credit hour reading seminar taught by Dr. Vitale discussing "Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of Psychopaths Amongst Us", by Dr. Robert Hare. In-class discussions will be supplemented with visits with local law enforcement and correctional facilities. We will also consider the portrayals of antisocial and criminal behavior in films and television and consider what it is about badly behaved people that makes them so interesting to the rest of us.

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