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3 units transfer creditPrerequisite:
Doerner, William.and Steven P. Lap, Victimology 5th. EditionAnderson Publishing Co. Ohio, 2008
This course will provide further understanding regarding the social problem of victimization with in-depth focus on both the perpetrator and victim. Interventions will be explored including the genesis and methods of addressing specific concerns utilizing self support tools from a clinical approach.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
- Identify community resources available to victims of violent and non-violent crime, and establish networks with those resources.
- Define social attitudes and behaviors towards victims.
- Demonstrate through discussion and written exercises an awareness of personal attitudes towards victims of crime including rape, incest, battering, child abuse, child sexual abuse, humiliation, betrayal and abandonment.
- Demonstrate through classroom exercises an understanding of treatment strategies for victims.
- Describe the processes of data collection, problem exploration, evaluation, and other aspects of social research.
COURSE CONTENT AND SCOPE
1. Introduction to major issues involving victimization of violent and non-violent crime.
2. Historical perspective of victimization in our society.
3. Philosophical perspectives and orientation on;
a.) societies view of the victim
b.) role of the perpetrator
c.) children as victims
d.) emotional abuse
e.) physical abuse
f.) sexual abuse issues
4.) The role of victim witness assistance programs;
a.) counseling the victim
b.) counseling the perpetrator
c.) counseling the family of the victim
5.) Students will demonstrate through written and oral exercises, their
knowledge of resources for both violent and no-violent victims of
6.) Classroom exercises will assess the ability of each student to make
appropriate referrals to community resources available to victims of a
variety of violent and non violent crimes.
7.) Oral and written presentation of Research Paper in a selected area of victimology.
1. Lecture (including guest speakers)
2. Group discussion and presentations (small and large).
3. Videos with class verbal and written critical analysis.
4. Discuss and review unit examinations.
5. Visit to Human Service Agency and Resources.
Methods of Evaluation:
1. Class participation (discussion and written exercises).
2. Written Mid-terms and Final Exam (The Final is comprehensive).
3. Written assignments displaying methods of critique critical thinking that focus on demonstrating historical and philosophical knowledge and issues related to the problems regarding victims violent and non-violent crimes.
Class Expectations and Procedures:
Attendance for all scheduled classes is paramount. After a student accumulates two absences you may be dropped from the class. You must attend class regularly