Victimology Certificate Program

MyCAA Course Information

Course Code: MYCAA-J-VCTM
Program Duration: 6 Months
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

Course Overview

This comprehensive program in the study of victims of crime, Victimology, covers contemporary developments in the field of victimology, its conceptual boundaries, basic concepts and literature as well as the various subfields that make up this subject within criminology and criminal justice. The program provides students with an extensive overview of the principles and concepts of victimology, the various types of violence that lead to different types of victimization as well as the motives behind such actions and both the short and long-term effects on individuals and society as a whole. Students will have the opportunity to analyze victimization patterns and trends, the theoretical reasoning and responses to criminal victimization as well as the overall offender-victim relationships. Finally the program will look at how victimology has been used in the criminal justice to date, its uses and limitations as well as the implications of this study for criminal justice purposes going forward.

Presenting a comprehensive overview of the consequences of victimization and the various remedies now available to different victims of crime, particularly violent crime, this program examines the causes of victimization and looks at theories associated with violent victimization. It analyzes the offender-victim relationship and presents ideas on preventing violence and responding to victimization.

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Course Description

Individuals have been victimized by crime and other violent incidents for centuries, yet the study of crime victims is only in its infancy by comparison. Law enforcement professionals have recently begun studying the long-term effects on victims of crimes, particularly those who have suffered ongoing or perpetual offenses. Professionals in this field have the opportunity to work with law enforcement and various social services agencies as well as criminal court systems to make sure victims are properly advocated for and represented in these instances.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

Define terms related to violence and victimization

Examine the concept of victimization

Trace the development of theories of victimization

Differentiate between types of violence

Examine offender-victim relationships

Analyze injustices by the criminal justice system

Examine motives for terrorism

Assess laws to combat terrorism

Appraise ways of responding to criminal victimization

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