Arium School of Arts & Sciences

Course introduction

1. Knowledge and understanding of Victimology with regards to:
1.1 Understanding the major concepts and theories when working with victims and the criminal system.
1.2 Examining how individual differences in social, cultural and historical context may influence the perception of victims.

2. Develop and apply critical-thinking skills within the domain of Victimology and how it affects individuals with mental health concerns, enabling students to:
2.1 Demonstrate an ability to utilize critical-thinking that includes open-mindedness and the scientific process.
2.2 Demonstrate an attitude of receptivity to new knowledge and intellectual engagement.

3. Understanding how the knowledge of Victimology may interact with broader frameworks, enabling students to:
3.1 Understand how the concepts, theories and research of understasnding how crimes impact victims, may be used to analyze and form better structures for public policy and practice.
3.2 Critically analyze theories and research relating to treatment of victims.

Course Outline

Course Content:

  • What is Victimology?
  • The Rediscovery of Crime Victims
  • Victimization in the United States: An Overview
  • A Closer Look at the Victims of Interpersonal Crimes
  • of Violence and Theft
  • The Ongoing Controversy over Shared Responsibility
  • Victims and the Police
  • Victims’ Rights and the Criminal Justice System
  • Victimized Children
  • Victims of Violence by Lovers and Family Members
  • Victims of Rapes and Other Sexual Assaults
  • Additional Groups of Victims with Special Problems
  • Repaying Victims
  • Victims in the Twenty-First Century: Alternative Directions

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Trainer Profile

Our Lecturers

All our lecturers are selected based on their subject expertise, experience and dedication. They are required to possess at least a Masters in their subject expertise. With their years of work experience, they will also be able to illustrate topics in class with real world examples. We are committed to provide a high standard of service by promoting an environment conductive to student learning through a low student-teacher ratio of 30:1. Currently, we have 50 adjunct lecturers.

Details of our lecturers can be found on our website.