Oct 27, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CCJ 3230 Victimology

This course examines crime and the justice system from the victim’s perspective. It examines the history of victimology, theory and research on victimization, and criminal justice responses to victims. Topics include: extent and nature of victimization; the role of victims as they journey through the criminal justice system; victimization theories; risk factors; crime prevention policy; victims’ rights; restorative justice; legislation; the media; victim programs and advocacy. The course will focus on defining the major problems and issues associated with primary and secondary victimization; assessing and evaluating a variety of formal and informal responses aimed at preventing and/or remedying victimization and developing an understanding of the personal, social, legal and economic impacts experienced by victims, their families and communities.

  Prerequisite(s): CCJ 2610  or SOC 1010  
Credits: 3.0