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National Victim Assistance Academy 1998

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Date Published
June 1998
3 pages
This report provides an outline of the course curriculum in victim assistance and victimology, offered throughout the United States, by the National Victim Assistance Academy for 1998.
The National Victim Assistance Academy is a university-based foundation level course of study in victim assistance and victimology that was developed through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime to a coordinated team of co-sponsors. The 45-hour academic-based, rigorous course curriculum emphasizes foundations in victimology and victims' rights and services, as well as new developments in the field of victim assistance. This report covers more than 35 different subject areas, developed to serve as the course curriculum. Highlights of the areas covered in this curriculum include: scope of crime and victimization, the role of Federal and State law; the Federal, Indian, and military justice systems; crime victim compensation; the mental health impact of crime; multi-cultural issues; child victimization; victims of drunk driving crashes; mastering the information age; new developments and/or special topics, such as hate and bias crime, stalking, campus crime, coping with stress and preventing burnout; and the news media's coverage of crime.

Date Published: June 1, 1998