This week’s required readings discuss the situations that make it more likely for children and the elderly to become victims of crime and how vulnerabilities as a result of age or ability level contribute to victimization. Reflect on your preparations for your Holistic Victim Restitution Plan that is due in Week Six. Choose at least one area of your research that either made you change a pre-existing position you held about the state of victimology research, or share something that surprised you in the course of your research. To help guide your reflection, consider how your perspective has changed on the following topics: the effectiveness of the criminal justice system in addressing victimology, your understanding of victimology theories, landmark victimology federal court decisions, victimology issues, creation of a socially just society, and potential career opportunities.

In your Holistic Victim Restitution Plan Reflection, you must reflect on whether your viewpoints have changed and how you expect to use this new perspective in your current or future career going forward. At a minimum

  • Analyze the rise of victimology.
  • Evaluate empirical data regarding crime victims.
  • Explain the victim’s contribution to crime.
  • Critique the criminal justice system’s response to victimization.
  • Describe your suggestions for a holistic plan of victim restitution.

The Holistic Victim Restitution Plan Reflection

  • Must be two double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least three scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.

 

Daigle, L. E. (2017). Victimology: A text/reader (2nd ed.). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/

  • Section IX: Victimization at the Beginning and End of Life: Child and Elder Abuse (pp. 328-345)
  • Section XII: Victimization of Special Populations (pp. 464-483)

Finkelhor, D. (2013). Developmental victimology: The comprehensive study of childhood victimization. In R. C. Davis, A. J. Lurigio, & S. Herman (Eds.), Victims of crime (pp. 75-106). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/

  • This is Chapter 4 in this primary course text.

Heisler, C. J. (2013). Elder abuse. In R. C. Davis, A. J. Lurigio, & S. Herman (Eds.), Victims of crime (pp. 161-184). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/

  • This is Chapter 7 in this primary course text.

Recommended Resources

Text

Daigle, L. E. (2017). Victimology: A text/reader (2nd ed.). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/

  • Section IX: Victimization at the Beginning and End of Life: Child and Elder Abuse (pp. 348-369)
  • Section XII: Victimization of Special Populations (pp. 485-518)
    • This course text content may assist you in preparing your discussion posts and written assignment this week.

Article

Outlaw, M. (2009). No one type of intimate partner abuse: Exploring physical and non-physical abuse among intimate partners. Journal of Family Violence, 24(4), 263-272. doi:10.1007/s10896-009-9228-5

  • The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. This study discusses physical and non-physical instances of intimate partner abuse and examines their frequency, intensity, and co-existence. This article may assist you in understanding the various types of intimate partner abuse this week

Multimedia

The Victim Services Network. (2010, February 22). A brief history of the victims’ rights movement Part IV (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsGDkX_ydQ0

  • This video provides a historical account of the Victim’s Rights Movement. The video is 5 minutes and 13 seconds long. This video may assist you this week in understanding the evolution of victimology.



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