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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.
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
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 Instructor New Used Rental eBook
F 2016 (none) Ochs $0 $0 $0
F 2016 CRIME VICTIMS 9781305261037 KARMEN 9TH 16 CENGAGE L Ochs $150 $0 $95 $0
F 2015 VICTIMOLOGY:THEORIES+APPL.-W/ACCESS 9781449684938 BURGESS 2ND 13 JONES+BART Marsolais $0 $72 $0