CRJU 4350 - Family Violence


Explores a range of crimes that occur in the family setting, including violence between intimate partners, child abuse, and neglect. Theoretical factors, as well as how the criminal justice system responds to both victims and perpetrators of family violence, will be examined.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a sound general knowledge of the criminological sciences as applied to the area of family violence.
  2. Demonstrate competence in written communication, producing well-organized writing on family violence that meets conventional standards of correctness, exhibits appropriate style and awareness of audience, and presents substantial material.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the structural forces behind family violence.
  • Module 1: History of Family Violence
  • Module 2: Research and Theory
  • Module 3: Child Abuse
  • Module 4: Intimate Partner Violence
  • Module 5: Family Violence Perpetrators
  • Module 6: Elder Abuse
  • Module 7: The Criminal Justice System's Response to Family Violence
  • Module 8: Stalking and Homicide

Credit Hours

Criminal Justice


  • CRJU 1100 & CRJU 3300

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