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This course introduces students to the topic of victimology, the scientific study of victims, and an overview of current theory, research, and trends within the context of specific victimization types. Specific crime types, the impact of crime on victims and society, the role of victims within the criminal justice system, specific remedies, and victim rights and services are also examined.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Workplace Violence, School Violence, and Harassment

    • Define terms related to workplace violence, school violence, and harassment.
    • List examples of sources of distress that can result in workplace violence.
    • Discuss prevention and response to school violence.
    • Differentiate between workplace or school violence and harassment.

    Terrorism, Victims' Rights Legislation, and the Role of the Victim Advocate

    • Discuss the motives and objectives for terrorism.
    • Compare domestic terrorism and international terrorism.
    • Discuss proactive responses to victimization and crime prevention programs.
    • Explain the role of the victim advocate.

    Theories and Reporting of Victimization

    • Discuss terms and theories of victimization.
    • Outline sources of data on crime reporting and victimization.
    • Summarize the impact of victimization.

    Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Sexual Violence Victims

    • Define terms related to domestic violence.
    • Identify offender–victim relationships and factors of intimate partner violence.
    • Define terms related to child abuse and neglect.
    • Define terms related to sexual violence.

    Victims of Stalking, Elder Abuse, Criminal Justice Injustice, and Correctional Facilities

    • Identify types of stalking.
    • Describe elder abuse, neglect, and negligence.
    • Identify sources of police injustice.
    • Discuss correctional facility violence and victimization.
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