CJ416 Victimology Week 2 Learning Objectives

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CJ416 Victimology Week2 Learning Objectives and Comprehensive Notes: 1. Distinguish between victimology and criminology. - Concept of victim traces back to ancient societies; connected to the notion of sacrifice.” - Original meaning of the term a victim was “a person or an animal put to death during a religious ceremony in order to appease some supernatural power or deity.” - Victimology: “the scientific study of the physical, emotional, and financial harm people suffer because of illegal activities.” - Victim’s Plight: “The impact of the injuries and losses inflicted by offenders on the people they target.” - Victimology is an interdicisplinary field that benefits from the contributions of sociologists, psychologists, social workers, political scientists, doctors, nurses, criminal justice officials,
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Unformatted text preview: advocates, volunteers and other activists.- 2. Outline the steps used by victimologists in identifying, assessing, and testing hypotheses. 3. Apply sociological theories of behavior to serial murderers. 4. Examine the components of the MacDonald Triad as it relates to serial murderers 5. Explain cyclical nature of serial killing through the Trauma-Control Model. Assignments for Week 2: Crime Victims 1) Read Chapter 1: What is Victimology? 2) Read Chapter 2: The Rediscovery of Crime Victims Serial Murderers and their Victims 3) Read Chapter 4: Social Construction of Serial Murderers 4) Complete Writing Assignment titled: MacDonald Triad...
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