CRJU 3810 - Victimology


Addresses the physical, emotional, and financial impact of crime victimization; the relationship between victims and offenders; how the criminal justice systems interacts with crime victims; and the policies designed by the government to offer assistance to individuals who are victimized by crime. Raises awareness and promotes critical thinking and problem solving about the most effective strategies for interaction with crime victims, the measurement of crime victimization, and victim trends.

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 victimology.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to identify and understand how some victims contribute to their own victimization.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to identify, understand, and articulate what victims of various types of crimes endure‰лгparticularly how various victims of the same types of crimes cope with their victimization differently.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to identify, understand, and articulate the treatment of victims of various types of crimes by the Criminal Justice system.
  • Module 1: Start
  • Module 2: Introduction to Victimology
  • Module 3: Factors of Victimization
  • Module 4: Consequences of Victimization
  • Module 5: Recurring Victimization
  • Module 6: Victims Rights
  • Module 7: Midterm Exam
  • Module 8: Sexual Victimization
  • Module 9: Intimate Partner Violence
  • Module 10: Stalking: Invisible Victimization
  • Module 11: Child Abuse and Elder Abuse
  • Module 12: Special Populations Victimization
  • Module 13: Location: Victimization at School and Work
  • Module 14: Property and Identity Theft
  • Module 15: Hate Crimes, Trafficking, and Terrorism
  • Module 16: Final Exam

Credit Hours

Criminal Justice


  • CRJU 1100

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