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Course Details

Course Code: LSTD350 Course ID: 4725 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course prepares students to provide assistance to crime victims. What a victim advocate is and their rights and responsibilities will be discussed. Students will learn how to navigate through the Criminal Justice System to include both the civil and criminal litigation process, as well as understanding the steps to help victims towards a successful recovery. The course prepares the student to work in victim advocacy arenas such as crisis hotlines, domestic violence shelters, etc. Course topics include legal terminology, legal process, legislation regarding victims-rights, effects of victimization, victim advocate skills, and crisis intervention.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After completing this course the student will be able to:

  • Describe the role of a victim advocate.
  • Summarize victim advocacy legislation.
  • Describe the legal process in victim's advocacy.
  • Analyze the effects of crime on victims.
  • Distinguish the skills required of a victim's advocate.
  • Apply crisis intervention practices to factual scenarios.

After completing this course the student will be able to:

  • Describe the role of a victim advocate.
  • Summarize victim advocacy legislation.
  • Describe the legal process in victim's advocacy.
  • Analyze the effects of crime on victims.
  • Distinguish the skills required of a victim's advocate.
  • Apply crisis intervention practices to factual scenarios.
Book Title:Bluebook: Uniform System of Citation, 21st Ed - Style guide information available online, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:9780578666150
Publication Info:Harvard, Columbia Law Review
Author:Harvard, Columbia Law Review
Unit Cost:$56.25
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.