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Victimology
VICTIMOLOGY
CLASS CODE: SOC 443 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on victims rather than offenders in the justice system.
TAUGHT: Winter, (Fall even years),(Summer odd years)
CONTENT AND TOPICS: The history and philosophy of development of victimology theories.
Rise of victimology, victim demographics, victim precipital crime, special classes of victims, victim compensation.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Students will understand the role of victims in society and the justice system.
Gain an understanding of physical, emotional, and financial harm people suffer because of criminal activities.
Investigate the impact of injuries and losses inflicted by offenders.
Investigate the handing of victims by the criminal justice system.
Explore the public's reaction to the plight of victims, as indicated by relations with other societal groups and institutions.
REQUIREMENTS: 2 mid term exams and a comprehensive term paper.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001