Jan 23, 2021
SO 333 - Victimology
This course is a consideration of victims of crimes. The interaction between victim and offender in the criminal encounter, the risks of victimization, victim reactions to crime, the effect of victim characteristics on the legal system, and a survey of victim-oriented alternatives to conventional criminal justice will be discussed.
Assignments: 6 Units
Interactivity: Discussion Board
Final Assessment: Final Paper
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Explain the development of the field of victimology.
- Identify conceptual boundaries of victimology.
- List the basic concepts and literature within various subareas of victimology.
- Explain policy developments and practical application that stem from this concern over victims.
- Describe the progress away from a criminal justice system toward achieving a victim justice system.
- Identify major issues in the scientific study of victims.
- Identify the topics studied by victimologists.
- Describe the victim movement and identify how it increased public interest in victims of crime.
- Describe the future of victimology as it relates to the criminal justice system.
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