2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) 
    
    Aug 06, 2020  
2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FPSY 8203 - Victimology


(5 cr.) What is the relationship between victims and those who commit crimes against them, and how does the criminal justice system protect and respond to victims of crime? In this course, students have the opportunity to answer such questions through a comprehensive assessment of victimology, a relatively new discipline in the field of criminal justice. Students examine victim patterns and tendencies and learn how victims interact with the police and the legal system. They also examine how factors of class, race, and sexual orientation affect the perception of the victim by different constituents, including the public, the court system, and the media. Students assess and discuss the concept of primary and secondary victims and gain practical insight on a range of services and resources available to all types of victims.



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