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2012-2013 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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CJ 642 - Victimology

Examines patterns, current practices and trends concerning crime victims, including the role of victims of crime, their treatment by the criminal justice system, victims-blaming arguments, victims' decisions to report crimes and help prosecute offenders, victim assistance programs, victim compensation and restitution, and victim empowerment. Offered fall semester of even-numbered years. Prerequisite: Admission to GVSU graduate program or permission of MCJ Graduate Program Coordinator.

Credits: 3

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