Criminal Justice - Victims and Victim Services Concentration, BA
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Students interested in obtaining a concentration in Victims and Victim Services within the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (BACJ) program must apply and enroll in the BACJ program within the School of Public Affairs and must adhere to all of the degree program requirements.
The undergraduate concentration in Victims and Victim Services provides a detailed, comprehensive, and advanced education in fields related to victims and victim services. The program is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to work in fields related to victim services or who are currently working in this field and would like to enrich their professional development.
The program applies a multi-faceted approach to higher education that:
- Enhances analytical thinking and inclusive, relevant approaches to learning and the development of professional skills; and
- Focuses on specific, yet comprehensive, substantive areas of victims and victim services that students can apply to their current or future careers in the field.
Students completing the Victims and Victim Services concentration will have the knowledge and skills to evaluate, manage, and respond to a variety of situations and issues that professionals in fields related to victims and victim services face. Specifically, they will possess technical, analytic, substantive, and ethical proficiencies that will facilitate their professional interactions and development. They will understand the different environments and contexts in which victim advocates and other professionals in this and related fields carry out their responsibilities.
Courses are offered on campus, online, and in remote and hybrid formats.
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To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
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A concentration in Victims and Victim Services requires 12 semester hours of coursework.
A maximum of 6 transfer credits may be applied to the concentration.
Students must receive a minimum of C- grade in each undergraduate course applied to satisfy the certificate requirements.
|CRJU 3285||Trauma in the Criminal Justice System||3|
|Select one course from each of the following categories:||6|
There are two elective categories, Victims Focus and Professional Setting. The Victims Focus elective allows the student to learn about an area of violence in a more in-depth capacity. The Professional Setting electives allows the student to hone skills related to service delivery.
|CRJU 3250||Violence in Society||3|
|CRJU 3280||Trauma Among Correctional Populations||3|
|CRJU 3290||Capital Punishment||3|
|CRJU 4140||Interpersonal Violence||3|
|CRJU 4150||Sex Offenders and Offenses||3|
|CRJU 4600||Special Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Fatal Violence Against Indigenous Women)||1-6|
|CRJU 4600||Special Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Human Trafficking)||1-6|
|CRJU 4600||Special Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Juvenile Violence)||1-6|
|HDFR 1080||Lifespan Issues in Family Violence||3|
|HIST 4308||Crime, Policing, and Justice in American History||3|
|PSCI 4807||Political Violence||3|
|PSYC 3611||Psychology of Women||3|
|SOCY 4460||Hate Groups and Group Violence||3|
|SOCY 4780||Violence in Relationships||3|
|Students must adhere to departmental pre-requisites, if applicable. Other electives not already listed may be considered, but the student must receive approval from the academic advisor prior to enrollment.|
|CRJU 4310||Leadership Roles in Criminal Justice||3|
|HDFR 4003||Leadership and Organizations||3|
|HDFR 4004||Family and Comm. Prog. II Grant Writing/Fundraising||3|
|HDFR 4090||Helping Profession Skills in HDFR||3|
|HDFR 4260||Family Systems and Social Justice||3|
|HDFR 4860||Trauma Informed Care for Diverse Populations and Co-occurring Disorders||3|
|PUAD 3002||Organizational and Strategic Management||3|
|PUAD 3110||Seminar in Nonprofit Management||3|
|PUAD 4002||Leading and Engaging for the Public Good||3|
|PUAD 4009||Human Service Organizations||3|
|Students must adhere to departmental pre-requisites, if applicable. Other electives not already listed may be considered, but the student must receive approval from the academic advisor prior to enrollment. A victims- or victim services-related internship may fulfill this category. Students should work with their academic advisor to receive approval.|
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