CR 434 Introduction to Victimology

Explore the effects of victimization through the eyes of the victim.

Format: Online and/or Classroom

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

People experiencing criminal victimization suffer to different degrees depending upon the gravity of the crime. In CR 434 Introduction to Victimology, you’ll examine victimization and how it sets a chain of events in motion.

You will have the chance to demonstrate course competencies through a variety of course activities. These may include, but are not limited to, written assignments, oral presentations, research papers, quizzes, service learning projects and class participation.

What You’ll Learn in CR 434

In this course, you’ll explore the entire landscape of criminal victimization and analyze the many theories developed to help understand the effects of victimization on individuals and society. You’ll learn why some individuals or businesses become victims and others do not. You’ll analyze types of environmental crime and how these crimes affect communities. You’ll also examine the Victim’s Bill of Rights.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Origin and Theories of Victimology
  • Opportunity Theory, Routine Activities Theory and Cybercrime
  • Sources of Victimization Data and Personal Victimization
  • Victimization of Women, Children and the Elderly
  • White Collar Crime
  • Recurring Victimization
  • Consequences of Victimization
  • Responsibilities of the Criminal Justice System
  • Fear and Victimization
  • Environmental Criminology

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CR 434, you will be able to:

  • Describe the origins of victimology to include the major theories developed since its beginnings.
  • Identify the sources, trends and types of victimization.
  • Explore various crime prevention and victimization avoidance strategies.
  • Examine the social and economic impact of crime on individuals, organizations and society.
  • Analyze the criminal justice system’s response to victims of crime including victim services and victim rights.

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*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

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