Course description

The majority of Canadians experience criminal victimization at some point in their lifetime. This course explores the meaning of the concept “victim” through theoretical perspectives and case studies. Students conduct critical analyses and examine research methods in the field of victimology. Students examine victim classifications, communities as victims, the link between victimization and offending, and violence prevention strategies. Special attention will also be given to the examination of the development of victims’ rights at the regional, national and international level.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Please note: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. To review important information such as textbook, exam and grade information, visit the OntarioLearn Information web page.

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Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023. Fall 2023 registration opens July 24, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery