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CRJ 128 - Victimology

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Examination of the field of victimology, including its scope and development, the impact of victimization, and the relationship between the victim and the offender, criminal justice system, and society. Various practical applications and policies will also be investigated.
Competencies
  1. Explain the historical development of victimology and the victim rights movement
    1. Define the term of victim and methods of reporting, with a focus upon criminal victimization
    2. Recall the development of victim rights in the United States
  2. Examine the impact of crime on individuals, organizations, and society
    1. Understand specific types of victimization and victims who belong to special populations
    2. Describe personal effects of victimization
    3. Discuss  proactive and reactive responses to victimization
  3. Evaluate reasons and motivations of victimization and patterns of future victimization
    1. List theoretical explanations of forms of victimization
    2. Describe examples of the relationships between victim and offender
  4. Analyze victim participation in criminal justice decision-making
    1. Identify victim services, compensation, and restitution
    2. Describe restorative justice processes
  5. Design victim empowerment proposal or activity
    1. Research use of legislation, the media, governmental and non-governmental organizations
    2. Apply empowerment or advocate perspectives
  6. Evaluate ethical and legal considerations when working with victims
    1. Identify legal rights and issues while working within the victim services field
    2. Recognize why people are motivated to commit ethical violations



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