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CJS 136 - History of Homicide

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
Provides a historical examination and analysis of homicide. Explores the differences between homicide and murder and analyzes the different degrees of murder. Examines theories on the motives for homicide, murder, mass murder and serial murders. Studies the historical application of the law to homicide and murder cases. Explores how well the criminal justice system works with homicide and other capital crimes. Examines the detection, investigation and prosecution of murder cases, including the analysis of forensic evidence in homicide cases to determine cause of death.

Note: Credit will not be given for CJS 136 and also LGS 136.