100828: Crime Victimization, 2003

About the Course:

This course is based on a Federal government report that analyzes statistical trends in criminal activity. It examines trends regarding crime victims, the likelihood of being victimized by crime, and how factors such as age, gender, and cultural background play a role in the likelihood of being victimized by particular types of crimes.

Author

Shannan M. Catalano, Ph.D.

About the Author:

U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially forensic/criminal psychologists, counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about trends in criminal victimization. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe current trends in crime victimization.

  2. Utilize data presented for research and/or clinical purposes.

  3. Examine how the government categorizes crimes and crime victims, as well as how it chooses to report statistical evidence gathered.

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