CRJS 323 : Victimology

Comprehensive study of the analysis of contemporary victim-assistance and victim compensation programs and related research; victimization; review of the historical importance of victim restitution as a basis for punitive criminal law.


(LIBR 150 may be taken concurrently).

Course Outcomes

After successfully completing the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Recognize that crime victims make up half the crime equation
  • Understand and integrate major theoretical explanations of criminal victimization
  • Develop an awareness of the history and development of the crime victims’ rights movement in the United States
  • Enhance sensitivity as to the impact of criminal victimization on primary victims, secondary victims and the larger community
  • Provide a preparatory overview of crime victim services for those seeking a career in criminal justice and / or crime victim services
  • Integrate reading material, outside assignments and in-class discussion with course material
  • Contribute to the classroom learning experience by preparation and participation





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