Dec 06, 2021
LAJ 470 - Victimology
In this course, students will focus on victims’ rights, legal issues pertaining to victims, psychological trauma of crime victims and how to appropriately respond in the field to crime victims. LAJ 300 is recommended.
Prerequisites: Completion of the Basic Skills in the General Education requirements or DTA.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
- Identify and explain the historical perspective of the victims’ movement and current trends in victimology including victims’ rights, legal issues and restorative justice
- Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of victims’ rights including financial, remedies, victim services and national and state legislation
- Identify and distinguish crisis reactions, long-term stress reactions and recovery of trauma experiences in the aftermath of crime
- Identify and determine the legal issues, social values and interventions for child abuse, sexual abuse, domestic and family violence
- Identify and apply proper stress management techniques
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