Crisis Intervention: The Criminal Justice Response to Chaos, Mayhem, and Disorder

PSYCHOLOGICAL & BRAIN SCI (PSYCHOLOGY) 378

This course explores the nature and psychology of the major types of crises criminal justice professionals confront on a daily basis, including domestic violence, terrorism, riots and post-disaster panic, cults, threatened suicide, and active shooters, among others. Students will explore these topics against the backdrop of actual case examples like hurricane Katrina, the attacks of 9/11, the shooting at Columbine High School, and the Branch Davidian standoff at Waco. Major theories and typology schemes that attempt to account for these behaviors will be explored, as well as the emotional impact of crisis response on police, correctional officers, and other first responders. The course may be used as an elective in the University College Psychology major, but will not apply to the distribution areas in the major. This course is fully online. Students enrolled in day classes at Washington University should review the policies of their home division on credit earned for online courses. Students should log on to the course website on the first day of class and check their Washington University email at regular intervals for communication from their instructor.
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Crisis Intervention: The Criminal Justice Response to Chaos, Mayhem, and Disorder
INSTRUCTOR: Jennifer Siciliani
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