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  NCJ Number: NCJ 229419     Find in a Library
  Title: National Victim Assistance Academy 1998
  Document URL: HTML 
  Editor(s): Jane N. Burnley ; Christine Edmunds ; Mario T. Gaboury ; Anne Seymour
  Corporate Author: National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA)
United States of America
  Date Published: 1999
  Page Count: 3
  Annotation: This report provides an outline of the course curriculum in victim assistance and victimology, offered throughout the United States, by the National Victim Assistance Academy for 1998.
  Abstract: The National Victim Assistance Academy is a university-based foundation level course of study in victim assistance and victimology that was developed through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime to a coordinated team of co-sponsors. The 45-hour academic-based, rigorous course curriculum emphasizes foundations in victimology and victims' rights and services, as well as new developments in the field of victim assistance. This report covers more than 35 different subject areas, developed to serve as the course curriculum. Highlights of the areas covered in this curriculum include: scope of crime and victimization, the role of Federal and State law; the Federal, Indian, and military justice systems; crime victim compensation; the mental health impact of crime; multi-cultural issues; child victimization; victims of drunk driving crashes; mastering the information age; new developments and/or special topics, such as hate and bias crime, stalking, campus crime, coping with stress and preventing burnout; and the news media's coverage of crime.
  Main Term(s): Victimology
  Index Term(s): Curriculum ; Criminal justice education ; Victim services ; Educational courses ; Victims rights ; OVC grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 95-MU-GX-K002 (S-2)
  Sale Source: OVC Resource Ctr
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
  Type: Curriculum
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Online only publication
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