Criminal Victimization (3)
This course is about the victims of crime. It provides an introductory-level review of the many facets of criminal victimization and the efforts that have been made in recent years to ameliorate crime victims' pain and loss. It covers a wide range of topics including trends and interpretations of victimization research, victimization laws, programs and services, the emotional and social impact of crime, and the extent of participation by victims in the criminal justice process. The course is designed to blend theory with practical application as much as possible.