CRJ 156 - Society and Victims of Crime
Course Description: This course examines theories and research regarding victims of crime and the treatment of victims within the criminal justice system. Current social programs such as restitution, compensation, and victims’ rights will be discussed. Attention will be paid to special victim groups
ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Social Responsibility.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101
General Education Elective(s): Behavioral Science
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core curriculum General Education Requirement.
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Describe the development of the field of victimology.
- Articulate the history of the Victim’s Rights movement, and outline social movements that impacted the Victim’s movement.
- Identify and evaluate programs that are available to assist special groups of victims.
- Analyze and explain the impact of crime on the criminal justice system and victims.
- Recognize and describe various aspects of the treatment of special victim groups, i.e. children, victims of family violence and victims of sexual assaults.
- Analyze and evaluate policy developments and practical applications that stem from the concern for victims.
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