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This course will analyze victimization issues with two emphases: one on restorative justice practices and secondly on evidenced based decision-making. Criminal victimization will be addressed in a multidisciplinary approach that involves political, economic, societal and technical trends and considerations. The objectives of this course are not limited solely to accomplishing empathy and understanding for victims, but also to emphasize prevention and appropriate intervention. Thus, a key goal of this course is to increase knowledge of how and why victimization occurs so that future injustices may be reduced or eliminated altogether. Class Participation/ In-Class Exercises: Each week, questions may be assigned in class based on subject matter in the text and/or class discussion. In order to receive credit, answers must be at least two paragraphs in length and make a reasonable effort to address the issue at hand. The purpose of these questions is to elicit thoughtful reflection and critical thinking on your part. Answers must be typed or legibly printed in order to receive credit for the assignment. 10% of your grade will be based on class preparation and participation. Examinations: Two examinations covering the Readings will each make up 30% of your grade. Paper and Presentations: A 5 page paper on a victim related topic will make up 30% of your grade. Instructions will be given in class. Required Textbook Crime Victims: An Introduction to Victimology (2007). Andrew Karmen, 6th Edition ISBN: 978-0-495-00603-9 Reading/Examination Summary Schedule *** See Detailed Session Schedule and Info on Page 4 1 F LORIDA A TLANTIC U NIVERSITY B OCA R ATON C AMPUS GS 102 C OURSE S YLLABUS FOR C OURSE CCJ 3666 V ICTIMOLOGY M ONDAY AND W EDNESDAY 6:30 P.M. – 9:40 P.M. M AY 11, 2009 TO J UNE 16, 2009 INSTRUCTOR: S USAN E . D AY , Ph. D. Cell: (954) 821-3746 E-Mail: OFFICE HOURS: By appointment
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Expected Course Outcomes Upon completion of this course, the learner will have an increased capacity to: 1. Clearly understand and define the origins of victimology in the criminal justice system;
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