Course Descriptions

01:202:310 Victimology and Domestic Violence
Description: Definitions and scope of violent crime in society. Includes a review of the issues, prevalence, myths, policies, programs, and services aimed at victims of violent crimes. The expanding role of the courts, police, battered women shelters, victim/witness assistance programs, crisis intervention units, and legislation highlighted.
 
Prerequisites: 01:202:201
Course Synopsis: Professor WINSTEAD: Students will learn to define victimization and learn the scope of violent crime in society. The Course includes a review of the issues, prevalence, myths, policies, programs, and services aimed at victims. The class will examine the expanding role of the courts, the police, battered women’s shelters, victim/witness assistance programs, crisis intervention units and legislation. The course will also highlight non-conventional conceptions of victimization and international perspectives on victims’ rights.
 
Current Syllabus: Fall 2017 WINSTEAD
Previous Syllabi:

Fall 2016 WINSTEAD
Spring 2016 TRIGG

Fall 2015 WINSTEAD

Spring 2015 TRIGG

Fall 2014 WINSTEAD
Fall 2013 WINSTEAD
Fall 2013 ZGOBA

Spring 2013 WINSTEAD
Fall 2012 WINSTEAD
Fall 2011 MCCANN
Fall 2010 MCCANN