Victimology

Victim-Offender Relationships: Analyze victims’ rights and responsibilities.

Item 1

 

Imagine that you are a law enforcement officer tasked with addressing your community about an increase in a type of crime. Your instructor will assign one of the following crime types to you:

· Burglary during the summer months

· Online identify theft

· Aggravated assault near subway stops

Reflect on how you would address and educate your audience about the criminal opportunity that has been presented due to certain actions in the community.

Respond to the following in 250–300 words:

· Explain how victims in your community may contribute to opportunity for the crime type you were assigned.

· Explain how this relates to the concept of victim responsibility but differs from victim blaming.

· Support your explanations by referencing the learning resources and explaining how certain concepts related to victim and offender responsibility apply.

 

Your Response

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Rubric

 

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Responsibility
Explain how victims in your community may contribute to opportunity for the crime type you were assigned.

 

LO1: Analyze opportunity for crime and criminals.

Response is not present.

 

Response contains a vague, inaccurate, or incomplete analysis of how victims in a community may contribute to opportunity for the assigned crime type.

 

 

Response provides a complete, clear, accurate, and resource-based analysis of how victims in a community may contribute to opportunity for the assigned crime type.

 

Explain how this relates to the concept of victim responsibility but differs from victim blaming.

 

Support your explanations by referencing the learning resources and explaining how certain concepts related to victim and offender responsibility apply.

 

 

LO2: Distinguish between criminal opportunity, victim responsibility, and victim blaming.

 

Response is not present.

 

Response contains a vague, inaccurate, or incomplete analysis of how victim actions relate to the concept of victim responsibility but differs from victim blaming.

 

Response provides a complete, clear, accurate, and resource-based analysis of how victim actions relate to the concept of victim responsibility but differs from victim blaming.

 

 

 

Item 2

First, choose one of the following judicial roles:

· Prosecution

· Defense

· Judge

Next, identify a recent or historic criminal case in which elements of victim participation have played a prominent role.

Respond to the following in 600 words:

· Explain how the judicial role you chose is affected by one type of victim participation.

· Explain how the victim may be affected by the type of victim participation selected.

· Use the recent or historic case you found to illustrate how victim participation affected, or may have affected, the outcome of the case.

· Explain how a victim impact statement can affect sentencing in general and contribute to either correcting or adding to sentence disparity.

Support your argument with evidence from the case you selected and from the learning resources. You may also incorporate relevant professional experience.

 

Your Response

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Rubric

 

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Victim Participation in the Judicial Process
Explain how the judicial role you chose is affected by one type of victim participation.

 

LO4: Analyze the effect of victim participation on a judicial role.

 

 

Response is not present.

 

Response contains a vague, inaccurate, or incomplete analysis of how a specific judicial role is affected by one type of victim participation.

 

Response provides a complete, clear, accurate, and resource-based analysis of how a specific judicial role is affected by one type of victim participation.

 

 

Explain how the victim may be affected by the type of victim participation selected.

 

LO5: Analyze the effect of victim participation on a victim.

Response is not present.

 

 

Response is a vague, inaccurate, or incomplete analysis of how the victim may be affected by the type of victim participation selected.

 

Response provides a complete, clear, accurate, and resource-based analysis of how the victim may be affected by the type of victim participation selected.

 

 

Use the recent or historic case that you found to illustrate how victim participation affected, or may have affected, the outcome of the case.

 

LO6: Analyze the effect of victim participation on a criminal justice case.

 

Response is not present.

 

Response contains a vague, inaccurate, or incomplete analysis of how victim participation affected, or may have affected, the outcome of the case.

 

Response provides a complete, clear, accurate, and case- and resource-based analysis of how victim participation affected, or may have affected, the outcome of the case.

 

Explain how a victim impact statement can affect sentencing in general and contribute to either correcting or adding to sentence disparity.

 

LO7: Analyze the effect of victim impact statements on sentencing.

 

Response is not present.

 

Response contains a vague, inaccurate, or incomplete analysis of how a victim impact statement can affect sentencing in general and contribute to either correcting or adding to sentence disparity.

 

Response provides a complete, clear, accurate, and resource-based analysis of how a victim impact statement can affect sentencing in general and contribute to either correcting or adding to sentence disparity.

 

 

References

 

Provide a citation for each resource you used to write your response to this Assessment. The following citation has been provided as an example:

 

· Karmen, A. (2020). Crime victims: An introduction to victimology (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

 

Mastery Rubric

Need to complete

In order to achieve mastery of this Competency, you must achieve a “2” on every rubric row in addition to meeting the additional expectation indicated in the Mastery Rubric.

 

Mastery Rubric No Yes
Exceeds Expectations: Connections to Experience
Compares life experiences and academic knowledge to infer differences, as well as similarities, to concepts/ theories/ frameworks of fields of study Response does not integrate professional knowledge and experience from the criminal justice discipline when applied to contemporary processes and structures in the criminal justice system and does not demonstrate an understanding of context, precedent, and history in the relationship between society and the field of criminal justice. Response integrates professional knowledge and experience from the criminal justice discipline when applied to contemporary processes and structures in the criminal justice system and also demonstrates an understanding of context, precedent, and history in the relationship between society and the field of criminal justice.

 

 

Professional Skills Assessment

In this Competency Assessment, you will be assessed on the following Professional Skills: Inquiry and Analysis and Written Communication. These skills count toward your achievement of the Competency and the Professional Skills.

 

Inquiry and Analysis: Apply strategies to identify, frame, and evaluate issues and problems.
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LO1: Identify a problem or question in a selected area of study. No problem or question is presented. The problem or question is vague or inappropriate to the selected field of study. The problem or question is clearly stated in a form appropriate to the selected field of study.
LO2: Use a logical organizing principle to identify the key parts or elements of a problem or question in a selected field of study. Elements or parts of the problem or question are not presented. Elements or parts of the problem or question are presented in a disorganized manner. Elements or parts of the problem or question are presented in an organized manner.
LO3: Evaluate theories and approaches to explain complex problems within a chosen field of study. No theoretical approach to the problem or question is presented. A theoretical approach to the problem or question is vaguely presented. A theoretical approach to the problem or question is presented and justified.
LO4: Apply organizing principles and theoretical approaches to identify solutions to a problem. No attempt is made to connect theories or organizing principles to solutions to the problem question. Connections between theories or organizing principles solutions to the problem or question are vague. Theories and organizing principles are used to make connections, identify gaps and/or provide evidence for showing solutions to the problem or question.

 

 

 

Written Communication: Write with clarity, coherence, and purpose.
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LO7: Develop clear thesis statements. (AWE 3; essay-level skills) Thesis statement is not present. Thesis statement is unclear and/or unfocused. Thesis statement is well defined and clearly describes the topic and focus of the response.
LO8: Use transitions to connect ideas. (AWE 3; essay-level skills) Transitions are not present. Transitions are used inconsistently or limit reader’s access to ideas. Writing conveys a cohesive idea through the effective use of transitions.
LO9: Use appropriate tone and vocabulary for a given audience. (Awe 3; Awareness of audience and discipline) Vocabulary and tone are inappropriate for the audience. Vocabulary and tone vary throughout the writing, limiting reader’s access to ideas. Vocabulary and tone communicate key concepts that are appropriate for the audience.
LO10: Apply APA formatting and style guidelines. (Awe 3 awareness of audience and discipline and credit to source) APA formatting and style are not present. Writing inconsistently uses in-text citations and references. Major errors in APA style impede understanding and/or violate standards for academic integrity. Writing uses in-text citations appropriately, includes references when applicable, and is formatted according to APA style. Minor errors in APA style do not impede understanding or violate standards for academic integrity.

Please include an introduction and 4 sources. Total of 500 words is enough APA FORMAT

 

 

Part One

· Find 3 to 5 outside sources to use in your Performance Task.

· Research victim-focused programs for examples to use when proposing your new program or the implementation of an existing program.

· Find cases, theories, or other research that you could use to support your proposal.

The Performance Task:

Write a proposal for one of the following to be implemented in your community or in your current criminal justice practice:

· A new victim-focused program

· The implementation of an existing victim-focused program

Your proposal should include the following:

· A rationale for why the program will be effective in your community

· A rationale for how the program will help victims

· A rationale for how the program may also help offenders (if applicable)

· Your positions should be supported by examples and evidence from the learning resources in the course as well as independent research (3 to 5 outside sources).

· Examples of evidence include cases, theories, and research about existing programs.

Part two

· Describe the United States and foreign compensation programs you selected.

· Explain the differences between the two programs.

· Explain how at least one component of the foreign country’s program might be applied to programs in the United States and/or in your home state. Be specific.

Part Three

· Select a criminal justice role that is affected by victims’ rights.

Then, address the following:

· Explain how the rights of crime victims affect your selected role and that role’s professional standards.

· How might the continuing evolution of the victim change the professional standards of the criminal justice role you selected?

· Explain how technology or media has changed or will change the role of the victim.

Be sure to draw upon examples from your independent research and the learning resources to support your response.