Course Summary
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12 -- 15 weeks (117 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Victimology


The course objective is to examine the causes of victimization and looks at theories associated with violent victimization. It analyzes the offender-victim relationship and presents ideas on preventing violence and responding to victimization.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Trace the development of theories of victimization
  • Analyze injustices by the criminal justice system
  • Assess laws to combat terrorism
  • And appraise ways of responding to criminal victimization
  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to define terms related to violence and victimization
  • Examine the concept of victimization
  • Differentiate between types of violence
  • Examine offender-victim relationships
  • Examine motives for terrorism

General Course Topics:

  • Theories and reporting of victimization
  • Victims of stalking, intimate partners, and elder abuse
  • Victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual violence
  • Stranger violence and victimization
  • Workplace violence, harassment, and victimization
  • Employer liability for workplace violence, harassment, and victimization
  • School violence and victimization
  • Criminal justice injustice
  • Criminal justice injustice in legislation and correctional facilities
  • The violence of terrorism
  • Responding to criminal victimization proactively
  • Responding to criminal victimization reactively
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

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