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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Criminology: Overview & History of the Field
Course SummaryLearn all about victimology with the informative lessons in this Criminal Justice 201 course. Whether you're getting ready for a big exam or just want to know more about criminal justice, our short video and text lessons cover all the key topics you'll want to know.
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These engaging lessons cover the different categories of crime, theories of criminal behavior, types of threats and many more victimology and criminology topics. Each short lesson is followed by a multiple-choice quiz you can use to assess your knowledge or as a helpful test preparation tool. If you want to watch only one portion of a video lesson rather than the whole thing, simply use the video tabs feature in the Timeline. Our instructors are available to offer their assistance if you find that any of the topics are too challenging.
Students trying to get caught up in class or study for a test will find our flexible, mobile-friendly lessons can help supplement what they're reading in their textbooks. Teachers can utilize the video and text lessons provided here for use in the classroom and as a new and interesting way to engage their students in the learning process.
|Introduction to Criminology||Outlines the history of criminology and the different theories used in the field.|
|Crime Categories & Characteristics||Describes the categories and elements of crime.|
|Theories of Criminal Behavior||Covers the trends, theories and history associated with crime.|
|Victimology Overview||Details victims' rights, victimization risks and the costs of victimization.|
|Types of Violent Crimes||Compares different kinds of violent crimes, including stalking, assault, capital murder and more.|
|Types of Homicide||Discusses the differences between manslaughter, vehicular homicide and the different degrees of murder.|
|Types & Effects of Sexual Assault||Identifies different types of sexual assault and the effects of sexual violence.|
|Intimate Partner Violence||Covers different domestic violence situations and the theory of the cycle of violence.|
|Victims of Crime: Consequences & Impact||Details treatment of crime victims and identifies effects of crime on its victims and the community.|
|Types of Threats & Self-Defense||Outlines several different types of threats and defines self-defense.|
|Violence Prevention||Explores strategies to prevent dating violence, school violence and more.|
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