Catalogue 2019 - 2020

CJ 303 Victimology


3 cr.


CJ 101 or SO 101, and Junior or Senior standing.

Course Description

Victimology is the scientific study of victims of crime. This course will examine the characteristics of various victims of crime, victim-offender relationships, the interactions between victims and the criminal justice system, as well as the physical, emotional, and financial harm individuals suffer at the hands of offenders. In exploring these dynamics and connections, this course will address the theory, history, research, legislation, and policy implications related to victimization.


in spring.