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Consequences of Crime Victimization - Chapter Summary
This self-paced chapter offers an informative overview of the consequences of crime victimization. Review bite-sized lessons developed by top instructors to gain a quality understanding of complex PTSD, the physical and financial consequences of victimization and related topics. Feel free to take the quizzes accompanying each lesson to find out how well you understand key concepts. Our Dashboard lets you keep track of your progress and submit lesson topic questions to our experts. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Differentiate between social, emotional and psychological victimization consequences
- Exhibit knowledge of post-traumatic and acute stress disorders
- Define and describe cases of and treatment for Stockholm syndrome
- Detail the process of crime victims' compensation
- Share examples of a victim impact statement
- Discuss the meaning and process of restorative justice
1. Physical Consequences of Victimization
Victims of crime are subject to numerous terrible consequences. One potential subset of consequences is that of a physical nature. We discuss the potential physical consequences of victimization in this lesson as a result.
2. Victimization Consequences: Emotional, Psychological & Social
In this lesson, we will discuss victimization and the emotional, psychological, and social consequences that may occur. We will explore issues like mental health, relationships, and trust. In addition will look at how perceptions and behaviors change as a result of victimization.
3. Trauma-Related Disorders: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Acute Stress Disorder
A lot happens in the brain following a traumatic, life threatening event. Sometimes the brain has difficulty managing the stress and can be caught in a loop known as post-traumatic stress disorder, which will be discussed in this lesson along with acute stress disorder.
4. Stockholm Syndrome: Definition, Cases & Treatment
Why is it that victims of violent crimes sometimes bond with the perpetrators? This lesson defines Stockholm syndrome, examines cases in which victims have developed this syndrome and discusses treatment options.
5. Complex PTSD: Symptoms, Treatment & Test
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) is caused by repeated exposure to trauma. Learn more about this disorder in this lesson, including symptoms, testing, and treatment plans.
6. Financial Consequences of Victimization
This lesson goes over the numerous potential financial consequences of victimization. You'll also learn about a few statistics associated with these costs as well.
7. Crime Victims' Compensation: Process & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn more about victims' compensation and restitution. You will have a clearer understanding of victims' compensation and the process by which victims are compensated after a crime has occurred.
8. Victim Impact Statement: Examples
The victim impact statement communicates the voice of a victim throughout the U.S. criminal and juvenile justice systems. This lesson will provide specific examples of this type of statement and an overview of its role and importance.
9. What is Restorative Justice? - Definition, Examples & Process
In this lesson, you will review and consider the basic assumptions of restorative justice approaches and processes in the American criminal justice system.
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Other chapters within the Criminal Justice 381: Victimology course
- The Nature of Violence
- The Victim Movement
- Victimology Overview
- Measuring Criminal Victimization
- Types of Violent Crimes
- Types of Property Crimes
- Intimate Partner Violence & Stalking
- Types & Effects of Sexual Assault
- Victimization at School & the Workplace
- Crimes Against Children & the Elderly
- Types of Threats & Self-Defense
- Violence Prevention
- Required Assignments for Criminal Justice 381