Topics covered include the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual violence, trauma informed crisis counseling and basics of advocacy. Students will examine contributing factors, review victim/perpetrator profiles, and evaluate community responses. Laws/legislation related to the protection of the person and the community also will be considered. (3 credits)
- CRJ 101: Criminal Justice
- ENG 101: English Composition 1
- ENG 102: English Composition 2
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Upon completion of the course students will have achieved the following goals:
- Examine contributing factors of domestic/sexual violence and review victim profiles of such abuse.
- Discover multiple forms of interpersonal, domestic and sexual violence.
- Examine multiple sources of data collection on statistics of sexual abuse and intimate partner violence.
- Examine law enforcement response to domestic and sexual violence.
- Examine contributing factors of domestic and sexual violence abusers.
- Review perpetrator profiles of domestic and sexual violence.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
Discussions (Weeks 1, 2 & 5)
Assignments (Weeks 1-8)
Project Public Service Announcement (Weeks 1-8)
The instructor will drop the lowest grade from the assignments category (10 points).
(Available through our online bookstore)
- Gosselin, Denise Kindschi. Heavy Hands: An Introduction to the Crimes of Intimate and Family Violence. 5th ed. Columbus, OH: Pearson, 2014. ISBN-10: 0133008606 or ISBN-13: 9780133008609
Readings and Exercises
Topics: Global and Historical History of Violence Against Women
Topics: Research and Theory Abuse
Topics: Examining Child Abuse
Topic: Examining Perpetrators
Topic: Intimate Partner Violence
Topic: Same Sex Intimate Partner Abuse
Topic: Criminal Justice System Response