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CRJ 463 - Victimology

(3 units)
The study of crime victims, victim-offender relationships, treatment of crime victims by the justice system, and social, legislative and psychological impact of victimization.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. describe the major theoretical approaches to explaining victimization, the importance of recognizing that victims make up half the crime equation, and the social factors that have influenced thinking about victims over time.
2. identify patterns and trends in historical approaches to victims’ rights and roles and assess the political, economic and legal implications of certain strategies and trends related to victimology.
3. explain research and current trends in the field of victimology and critique policies in terms of their theoretical or applied value.
4. analyze the behavior and attitudes of family, society, and the criminal justice system toward the victim and how they are affected by personal, group and historical influences.
5. compare and contrast the needs of special victim populations such as children, people with disabilities, the elderly, and animals.


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