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Number:CJ325
Name:Victimology
Description:This course examines the field of victimology, including its theories, basic assumptions and definitions. Students learn to think critically and independently about theoretical and policy issues relating to crime and victimization. The course also examines the systematic response to victims, including non-conventional conceptions of victimization and international perspectives on victims? rights.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):
CJ230 or SY230

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able: To describe victims of violence and trends in crime;? To describe the advances in forensics in solving crimes; ? To identify various sources of data regarding crime and victimization; ? To identify various victim-based criminological theories; ? To describe the psychological impact of victimization; ? To outline assessment and treatment programs available to crime victims; ? To identify the issues specific to child victims of crime

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
F 2015 VICTIMOLOGY:THEORIES+APPL.-W/ACCESS BURGESS 2ND 13 JONES+BART