Do you ever watch Criminal Minds or similar shows and find yourself intrigued by the process of how the stars go about catching the killer or “unsub?” Do you ever think to yourself, “I could do that”? This course will allow you to play the part of your favorite profiler. You will be immersed in the middle of several crime scenes that will demand your utmost attention to detail. As the sole person in charge of the case, you will need to do psychological autopsies on the victims and pick up clues from the crime scenes that will shed light upon the personality of the killer. After making the web organizers that will link the victims and their profiles, you will be given complete backgrounds of several persons of interest. Then, in the ultimate game of “Clue”, you will submit your completed profile of the unsub and outline how the crimes relate to one another.
If you dream about working for the FBI or being a police detective, this is the class that may spark an exciting career path.
Students will learn about profiling.
Students will understand a psychological autopsy.
Students will study criminological theories relating to serial killers.
Students will use critical thinking and analysis skills.
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Summer 17 Session 1, Summer 17 Session 2
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