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NCJ Number: 164870 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: National Victim Assistance Academy
Corporate Author: California State University, Fresno
United States of America

Medical University of South Carolina
United States of America

Victim Assistance Legal Organization, Inc
United States of America
Editor(s): H N Burnley; C Edmunds; M T Gaboury; A Seymour
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 730
Sponsoring Agency: California State University, Fresno
Fresno, CA 93710
Medical University of South Carolina

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Victim Assistance Legal Organization, Inc
McLean, VA 22101
Grant Number: 95-MU-GX-K002(S-1)
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Victim Assistance Legal Organization, Inc
P.O. Box 862
McLean, VA 22101
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Curriculum
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual presents the curriculum materials for a 45-hour, university-based, credit course on victim assistance and victimology; the course will be conducted simultaneously on three campuses in 1996.
Abstract: The three classes will be joined using distance learning technology for 20 of the 45 hours. The course covers 32 subject areas. These include the scope of violent crime and victimization, a history of the victims' movement, theoretical and research perspectives on victimology, the evolution of victim's rights, the role of Federal and State law, and the current status of victims' rights. Additional topics include victims' rights and assistance in systems such as the tribal and military justice systems, civil lawsuits for victims of crime, victim compensation, psychological victimization effects, crisis intervention, multicultural issues, domestic assault, sexual assault, child victimization, the impacts and consequences of homicide, and victims of drunk-driving crashes. Further topics include elderly crime victims, the use of information technology, hate and bias crimes, stalking, workplace violence, juvenile justice, restorative justice, drugs and victims of crime, gang violence, campus crime, white-collar crimes, restitution, funding for victim services, and media coverage. Charts, checklists, reference lists, exercises, and self-examination questions
Main Term(s): Victim services training
Index Term(s): Psychological victimization effects; Victim assistance directories; Victim services; Victimology; Victims rights
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