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FORS 5315 Victimology (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course examines the wide range of victimization experiences from the perspective of the victim, their families and society. Crimes to be studied include robbery, burglary, carjacking, assault and battery, rape, domestic violence, stalking, homicide, arson, child sexual abuse and exploitation, child pornography crimes, federal crimes, identity theft, terrorism, and internet crimes. Emphasis will be given to exploring the etiology of trauma, motivational issues of offending, response patterns to victimization, secondary trauma effects of victimization, and community and media response. Class format will utilize cases from the forensic practice of the lecturers.


Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17