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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Criminal Justice (CRIMJ)

CRIMJ 422 (CRIM 422) Victimization (3) Examines the history, how victimization is measured/studied in social sciences, public policy implications of victimization movement in U.S.

CRIMJ (CRIM) 422 Victimization (3)

Victimology has emerged as an important area of study for the social sciences and an important arena for policy development. This course will familiarize students with the historical development of the research into victimization and the importance of the victims' movement to public policy. Areas explored will include the relationship between victim and offender, the cultural images of victims and their impact on the victim and the response of the criminal justice system to them, and how research has attempted to measure victimization. Students will be evaluated on three exams and a term paper. This course will be offered once a year with 40 seats per offering. The course will be one of the supporting courses where the student must select 6 credits at the 400 level.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 250W

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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