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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, victim blaming arguments, victims' decisions to report crimes and help prosecute offenders, victim assistance programs, victim compensation and restitution, and victim empowerment. Offered winter semester of even-numbered years. Prerequisite: Admission to a GVSU graduate program or permission of MCJ graduate program coordinator.

Credits: 3

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