An examination of the type and patterns of crimes committed by serial offenders and the process by which profiles are developed to solve these crimes. This course is designed for those students interested in developing the insight necessary to understand serial criminal offending. Students will learn why studying serial offenders is important, the history of crime profiling, and the process associated with developing a criminal profile. Students will also be exposed to theoretical perspectives that help explain how one becomes a serial offender, and the various types of serial offenders (e.g., serial killers, mass murderers, cult killers, rapist, stalkers, etc.). Students will learn about the various offender typologies and will analyze actual cases throughout the course.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 0Total Hours: 3.00


Spring 2024 Semester
Course Title Instructor Campus Section Syllabus
Profiling the Serial Offender William Wilson eMajor 80E eMajor Courses External Resource
Profiling the Serial Offender Natalie Johnson eMajor 81E eMajor Courses External Resource