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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Criminal Behavior (JUS-395)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: explain and analyze various psychological and developmental factors that contribute to criminal behavior; recognize the various types of crime and typologies; apply research and theory to understanding concepts; critically analyze the relationship between criminal behavior and mental health; and describe the sources of information and measurements of crime, including their limitations.


Criminal Behavior (JUS-395) is designed to provide an understanding of criminal behavior and antisocial behavior from a psychological perspective. Contemporary research, theory, and practice concerning the psychology of crime will be explored. Students  learn about the factors associated with the onset and maintenance of antisocial and criminal behavior.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice or Criminal Behavior (5/21).