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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|
1. The Concept & Cost of Victimization in Criminal Justice
This lesson introduces you to what it means to become a victim and the concept of victimization. You will also learn about the physical, financial, and emotional costs that a victim often faces once they have been victimized. Finally, you will learn what is being done for victims through a subfield of criminology known as victimology.
2. Understanding Victimization Risk: Lifestyle Factors & Routine Activities
This lesson explores the association between lifestyle and victimization. You'll also learn about some of the routine activities associated with victimization risk.
3. The Office for Victims of Crime: History, Role & Purpose
In this lesson, you will learn about the history of the Office for Victims of Crime and how it came out of the victims' rights movement in the United States during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. You will also discover the role and purpose of this unique organization.
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