The study of victimology is a relatively new endeavor. Starting in the 1940s, victimologists began studying how victim behavior could contribute to their victimization. The study of victimology evolved over time, and beginning in the 1940s, the focus of victimology shifted to victims’ rights, how victims were treated in the criminal justice system, and how society responds to and treats victims. In this course, you learned about the victims’ rights movement, the theory and history behind this movement, different types of victimization, and how to prevent victimization.
In a 750 to 1000-word research paper, explore a victimology topic of your choice. You may select from the following list of topics:
Intimate partner violence
The goal of this paper should be to come up with an original argument based on your research of the topic. For example, your argument may be that stalking is often associated with dating violence. The research that you review and cite in your paper should support this argument. The objective in writing this final paper is to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the victimology discipline and your familiarity with the victimology literature.
Formatting & Sources
Please write your paper in the APA format. As part of your research, you may refer to the course material for supporting evidence, but you must also use at least one credible, outside source and cite it using APA format as well. you can include a mix of both primary and secondary sources, but the article you review must come from a scholarly peer-reviewed journal. If you use any Study.com lessons as sources, please also cite them in APA (including the lesson title and instructor’s name).
Primary sources are first-hand accounts such as interviews, advertisements, speeches, company documents, statements, and press releases published by the company in question.
Secondary sources come from peer-reviewed scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Management. You may use like JSTOR, Google Scholar, and Social Science Research Network to find articles from these journals. Secondary sources may also come from reputable websites with .gov, .edu, or .org in the domain. (Wikipedia is not a reputable source, though the sources listed in Wikipedia articles may be acceptable.)