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Victims & Victimization in Criminal Justice - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Watch the flexible and engaging video lessons presented in this chapter to get an overview of the concept of victimization. You'll view lessons that look at the cost of victimization and some of the routine activities that are associated with the risk of victimization. The professional instructors who teach these lessons will also introduce you to the Office for Victims of Crime. When you've finished watching the videos in this chapter, you'll understand:
- Lifestyle factors that increase victimization risk
- The definition of victim
- The purpose for the Office for Victims of Crime
|The Concept & Cost of Victimization in Criminal Justice||Understand what a victim is and define the concept of victimization. Discuss the cost of victimization.|
|Understanding Victimization Risk: Lifestyle Factors & Routine Activities||Explore the link between lifestyle and victimization. Identify routine activities connected to the risk of victimization.|
|The Office for Victims of Crime: History, Role & Purpose||Examine the purpose of this office and trace its history. Discuss the role that the office serves.|
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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Other chapters within the Criminal Justice 101: Intro to Criminal Justice course
- Introduction to Crime & Criminology
- Theories of Crime
- Types of Crime
- The Criminal Justice Field
- The U.S. Court System
- Constitutional Law in the U.S.
- Criminal Law in the U.S.
- The Criminal Trial in the U.S. Justice System
- The Sentencing Process in Criminal Justice
- Criminal Justice Agencies in the U.S.
- Law Enforcement in the U.S.
- The Role of the Police Department
- Corrections & Correctional Institutions
- The Juvenile Justice System
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