Criminology

Dr. Joe Naylor

Multidisciplinary in interests and education, Dr. Joe Naylor’s current work might best be described as “philosophy of institutions.” Spending most of the nineties teaching in the University of British Columbia Arts One Programme, he continues to explore the answers to two fundamental questions: “What are we?” and “What is the best way to live together?”

Drawing from political, legal, and educational theory, and focusing on controversial aspects of the law, Dr. Joe Naylor has taught in the Philosophy and the Criminology departments at Kwantlen, Douglas and Simon Fraser University.

An understanding of criminal behaviour, in its social, psychological, political, even biological dimensions, challenges us to refine our concepts of explanation, prediction, and control. Criminology students at Corpus Christi College will be engaged in that process, joining Dr. Naylor in finding resources, perspectives and insights that clarify the answers we have for our questions about Crime.

Discipline

Criminology

Education

  • Doctorate in Philosophy, University of British Columbia
  • Masters of Arts in Jurisprudence, University of British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Education, English and Social Studies, University of British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia

CRIM 200: Psychological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour

A detailed study of psychological approaches to explaining recidivist criminal behaviour. Some of the specific theories subject to critical examination will include: psychoanalytic, behaviourism, social cognitive, developmental, and Eysenck’s theory of personality and crime. Theoretical and empirical approaches will be utilized to explain the behaviour of offenders involved in various crimes (property, violent, etc.).