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FORS 5316 Violent Crimes: Forensics and Victimology (Summer: 3 )

Course Description

This course is designed for students who are interested in studying about victims of crime-related trauma; for students whose practice and careers require knowledge of forensics and issues facing crime victims, their families and the community; and for students who wish to broaden their understanding of crime and justice. This course examines the forensics of a crime and the wide range of victimization experiences from the perspective of the victim, their families and society. Crimes to be studied include robbery, abduction, assault and battery, rape, domestic violence, stalking, homicide, child sexual abuse and exploitation, elder crimes, terrorism and internet crimes. Emphasis will be given to exploring the forensics of crime, etiology of trauma, motivational issues of offending, response patterns to victimization, and community and media response.

Schedule: Periodically


Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17