Ch 4: Victims & Victimization in Criminal Justice Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Victims & Victimization in Criminal Justice chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach victimology in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Victims & Victimization in Criminal Justice chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Concept of victim;
Costs of victimization
Primary costs of victimization in terms of physical injuries, emotional stress and financial loss; secondary costs associated with a lack of support
Tuesday Victimology Contributions of this criminology subdiscipline, including the development of victimization surveys and the creation of compensation programs
Wednesday Lifestyle factors;
Routine activities theory
Behavioral patterns and situational factors contributing to the occurrence of a crime
Thursday Contributing factors to victimization Risk assessments and the roles of demographics, economic status, social activities, community and substance abuse in victimization
Friday Office for Victims of Crime History and purpose of the OVC; uses of the Crime Victims Fund

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