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CJ 270 Overview

Criminal justice professionals on the front lines (law enforcement, courts and corrections) typically work with victims of crime. This course provides an introductory examination of criminal victimization in the United States via an overview of defining crime victims, current theory, research, and trends within the context of specific victimization types. The course will examine specific crimes types, the impact of crime on victims and society, the role of victims within the criminal justice system, specific remedies for victims of crime, and victim rights and services. The course will encourage students to engage in understanding and critical thinking about many of these topics within a context of current events and local models of crime victim services.

  • 3.00 Credits
  • CJ