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General Catalog 2023-2024 
General Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Victim Services, Certificate of Special Study

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Dr. Tinneke Van Camp, Coordinator
Science II Building, Room 133

The primary goal of the Victim Services Program is to provide experiences, knowledge, and educational skills for working with victims within a criminological/human development framework. This program is also very useful for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the area of behavioral sciences.

Students working toward a Victim Services Certificate have an opportunity to receive an interdisciplinary/interagency examination of victim services as they relate to theoretical concepts, legal aspects, victim rights, causes of victimization, and services available to assist the victim. Emphasis is directed toward assisting the students in acquiring new perspectives and skills needed for working effectively with different types of victims.

Admission. For admission information, contact the Department of Criminology in Science II, Room 159, 559.278.2305.

Program Requirements.

Under the direction of the graduate advisor, each student prepares and submits an individually designed program within the following framework:

1. Theory (3 units)

2. Victim Issues (3 units)

Select a minimum of 3 units:

3. Service Delivery (3 units)

Select from:

Total (12 units)

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