SO 333 - Victimology
This course is designed to introduce you to how criminologists and victimologists study violence and victimization. Not only will you explore the various forms of victimization, but you will also be exposed to the various theories that seek to provide an explanation for these crimes. Furthermore, you will come to understand how the criminal justice system has responded to victims and various crimes. The course is designed to be interactive with discussion boards that seek to explore and examine key issues raised in the readings. The final course project allows you to interact with a criminal justice professional and get his or her take on key issues you have been examining during the course.
Prerequisites & Notes
This is a general elective, and it is strongly encouraged for students taking the Criminal Justice minor in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Assignments: Varied throughout the term
Interactivity: Discussion Boards
Final Assessment: Final Paper
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Recognize how victimologists and criminologists study victimization.
- Examine the various forms of victimization.
- Discuss the various theories of victimization.
- Discuss the response to victimization.
- Analyze the scope of victim’s rights.
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