CJ 332 Homicide
This course explores current theory and research as it pertains to homicide focusing on the United States at both the national and international level. The course explores various legal categories of homicide (justifiable, excusable and criminal homicide), degrees of criminal homicide (murder, manslaughter,) and types of homicide (intimate partner homicide, hate murder, gang murder, terrorism, and serial, mass and spree murders). The course examines the characteristics of both offenders and victims. The course concludes by addressing the various criminal justice system responses to homicide.