Science - The Psychology of crime

PSCHSCI
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Blair

Critical Thinking

In this course we will look at the structure of the brain and how that structure changes over time and with different experiences. Using case studies we will look at the thoughts, actions and reactions of criminals. 

Then we will go small, really small into the microscopic world.  We will examine trace evidence and how it is used to identify, capture and incarcerate criminals.

This course will involve examining psychological papers and using deductive reasoning to try and discover why a person behaved the way they did. We will use microscopes to examine hair and fibres found at crime scenes and look at how pollen and soil can help include or exclude a person as a suspect.


Pathway

NCEA Level 1 Science, NCEA Level 1 Science - Practical