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CROL621. Sex Crimes: Myths & Motives

This course provides a legal, sociological, and psychological examination of sex crimes and sex offenders. Drawing from theory, real-life cases, and sex offender typologies, the course explores the myths and motives among a variety of sex crimes and the people who commit them. The student will encounter topics such as sex offender recidivism, sex offending over the life-course, sex offender registration and community notification, and the collateral consequences. Additional topics including sex offender treatment programs and internet-based sex offending are also discussed. (3 credit hours)