Victimology Spring 2011 Course Syllabus Course Information CRIM 6308 Section 001/CRN 23428 Victimology (Graduate

Level) Spring 2011 Wednesday 1:30-4:15pm in FO 2.604 Professor Contact Information Dr. Denise Paquette Boots GR 2.124 (behind vending machines in pit entrance) Mondays 12:00am-1:00pm or by appointment only Student UTD email – NOT eLearning--response w/in 48 hours

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Course Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, and/or Other Restrictions Graduate-level criminology theory and public policy classes are strongly recommended to have been successfully taken prior to taking this class. Course Description This is a graduate-level elective criminology course summarizing the most recent research on victimology. This course examines the risks and consequences of crime for its victims. Issues considered include victim-offender relationships, typologies and characteristics of victims, the nature of the injuries they experience, and criminal justice procedures that involve victims. It offers a critical analysis of theory, methodology, empirical scholarship, and best practices surrounding victimology. Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes This course introduces the student to topics surrounding the topic of victimology. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: 1. Define and identify the risk and consequences facing victims in today’s society. 2. Discuss the major theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and statistical figures and findings that are relevant in studying such social problems. 3. Students will be able to identify major public policy initiatives directed at victims and critically access how victimization can be effectively addressed by best practices. Required Textbook and Assigned Readings Victimology by William G. Doerner and Steven P. Lab ISBN: 978-15934-55064 (2008, 5th edition ONLY) AND Controversies in Victimology by Laura J. Moriarty ISBN: 978-1-59345-5682 (2008, 2nd edition ONLY). Both texts are available at OFF CAMPUS BOOKS ON CAMPBELL ROAD (just east of campus) and at the UTD campus bookstore. Assigned Readings are listed in the attached Course Calendar at the end of this syllabus. Students are responsible for downloading (and printing these materials if they choose) these works. All works are copyrighted materials and may not be reproduced or distributed outside this class per UTD policy.

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Caution: If you choose to purchase the text through other sources, you do so at your own risk—please do NOT contact me or your classmates and ask to a borrow text or ask for extensions on deadlines. Get the edition listed ONLY. COURSE POLICIES Class Attendance & Participation Class participation will make up 15% of your final grade and is a subjective score assigned by the instructor based upon effort, contribution, and attitude throughout the course. Plan to attend class the entire scheduled time each week per your course calendar. Students who disrupt class, who leave early, or who otherwise negatively impact our course time will have their class participation grades docked accordingly. Excused absences are limited to observed religious holidays or official UTD events (athletics, debate, etc.) that students notify me of IN ADVANCE via email or during class time. Students on official UTD business should bring me an official notice from your organization of class conflicts so that alternative arrangements can be made. Students who have a conflict due to religious practices need to get with me at the beginning of the semester and let me know what these dates will be so that alternate arrangements can be made for exams. I STRONGLY encourage students with a certified disability to come talk to me personally as early in the semester as possible (preferably the first week or two) so we can make arrangements to accommodate your disability and discuss strategies to facilitate your learning in the course. This is an advanced upper-level graduate criminology seminar and class attendance is absolutely required and expected if it is to function at the level inherent to such courses. Accordingly, students with THREE or more absences will automatically FAIL THIS COURSE without exception. Please show respect to the instructor, guest speakers, and your fellow students by being on time! Class will begin promptly at 1:30pm and course assignments are due at this time. If you are not present when assignments are collected, you may not turn these in late. No exceptions please. Classroom Citizenship, Laptop/Electronics Usage, and Recording ***After class has begun, please do not enter and disrupt the class or leave the classroom! LATE ADMISSIONS INTO THE CLASS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED— this policy will be enforced to facilitate a positive learning environment for the entire class with minimal disruptions. Before class starts please turn off and put away your cell phones and plan to use the restroom so that you do not need to leave until our break unless it is an emergency. Our classroom is a safe space to share your experiences, thoughts, and critiques of criminological research and topics. The topics in this class are very sensitive, however, and I ask your discretion in not sharing too much of your personal information that you might regret being common knowledge at a later date—the information is this class is not privileged and we will have little time to explore details on individual cases or personal issues. Moreover, I am not a mental health counselor and if there are topics that make any students overly uncomfortable or emotional, I urge you to seek the free counseling services on our campus that are available to all students through Student Health Services if you feel you need to speak to a professional confidentially.

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Laptop Policy: Please note that while I allow students to use laptops to take notes during class lectures and guest speakers, ANY abuse of this privilege will result in ALL computers being banned during class time. This issue has become a real distraction—this policy applies to smart/cell phones and texting. PLEASE DO NOT USE YOUR COMPUTER OR PHONE TO ACCESS THE INTERNET, CHAT, CHECK EMAIL, TEXT FRIENDS, WORK ON OTHER CLASSES, OR DO ANYTHING THAT IS UNRELATED TO THIS CLASS— EVER. Please take this warning seriously. If I have reason to believe you are using your computer or phone for non-class related business, I will ask you to stop typing and hand over the computer or phone up so I can view your screen as is. I ask students to please report technology abusers and I will protect your anonymity. Students who miss classes are responsible for getting any information and notes in person from a classmate. Please do NOT contact me and ask me to send you the notes from my lectures or guest speakers that you have missed or ask me whether you should attend class! Assume every class is important—because it is! It is solely YOUR responsibility to get notes from classmates for whatever classes are missed regardless of the reason. I cannot share my notes for any reason. DO NOT use the class email listserv to ask for class notes—this is a misuse of class resources. Students may NEVER record the instructor or any guest speakers in any manner—this means by video, audio, or picture. You may NEVER post, sell, or reproduce the PowerPoint presentations, assignments, assigned readings, or other class materials (except the purchased required textbook you paid for). All notes and lectures are Dr. Boots’ intellectual property that are only shared with you during the semester you are enrolled. Lectures, Assigned Readings, and Assignments Classes will be a combination of interactive lectures, guest speakers, critical discussions, and documentaries. To expedite and simplify your learning, there are learning modules for each individual chapter and the custom parricide module now posted in eLearning. Your first assignment is to download, save, and/or print out all assigned readings for each chapter module for the entire semester. Do not wait until the last minute and try to download them later—eLearning occasionally crashes. My providing these PDF files and not requiring you to find them saves you considerable time and guarantees that your energy and effort should be completely focused on reading and critically assessing all assigned readings each week WITHOUT FAIL. Assigned Readings: Readings are due to be read by the class period and date stated on the Course Calendar. Students will have a minimum of one book chapter and between two and five additional assigned readings due per week (see Course Calendar for detailed listing), which is a moderate amount of reading for this level class. Note that there are no examinations in this class—instead, there is a focus on higher learning via critical discussions and an advanced research project of a specialized topic related to family violence. The emphasis is on reading, critical assessment, and advanced and engaged discussions each week. However, it is CRITICAL that you spent the necessary time to read and understand the materials, that you come to class, and stay engaged.

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Critical class discussion of the assigned empirical, technical, and textbook readings are required each week and all students in the class can expect to be called upon for active participation in class discussions. It is expected that ALL students will have read ALL assigned materials, be prepared for substantive discussions, and be ready to add positively to understanding and assessing these materials EACH WEEK. On the week(s) that you are the discussion leader, you will lead the critical assessment and synthesizing of the literature assigned (see the Assignment section below for more information on class discussion leadership). Dr. Boots will share a grading rubric on class discussions with all students at the beginning of the semester so that expectations for discussions are clear, but it should be understood that an advanced 6000 level graduate course will require a high level of engaged participation from ALL students and not just a select few. Discussion Board Question Post Assignments: 10% of your grade will be contingent upon grouped weekly submissions of unique discussion board questions for assigned readings for assigned readings in eLearning. Students will be assigned an overall letter grade for 9 weeks of eligible submissions over the course of the semester based on the quality and effort put across these items. Grades will be docked accordingly for missing weeks. IMPORTANT: You MUST post one question for EACH assigned reading for that week in the course calendar to get ANY credit for this assignment (minus the textbook). In other words, if there are three articles and one technical report due for Week 4, you must post ALL FIVE discussion board questions that week to get credit. IF YOU ONLY SUBMIT THREE OF THE FIVE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS, NO PARTIAL CREDIT IS GIVEN for the week! Superior questions will receive a superior grade in the A range, competent questions will receive a B, less than competent questions will receive a C, and failing questions will receive an F. DUE DATES: ALL QUESTIONS FOR THE NEXT WEEK’S ASSIGNED READINGS ARE DUE TO BE SUBMITTED IN eLEARNING NO LATER THAN SUNDAY AT 5PM PRIOR TO CLASS (see Course Calendar for specifics). IMPORTANT: Each week students are required to post at least ONE UNIQUE substantive discussion question per EACH assigned reading (excluding the textbook). Please use full sentences and proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar for all submissions. These assignments will begin with WEEK 1 items (remember these questions are due the Sunday before class at 5pm—we will have one discussant per week). These discussion board threads are posted on your eLearning site and questions are proprietary and may not be repeated once posted by a student. In other words, no two students may ask the same question! This encourages and rewards early posting. Do not wait to post your question—you must review other students’ posts and make sure that your question is SUBSTANTIVELY different—and not by just a couple of degrees. This ensures a wide range of questions to help the group leader. Students may post questions at any time, but all submissions must be original and your OWN work. Students may not use questions provided in our text or another book, online, or from any other source or reference. Students must read the empirical work and create original questions that will positively and substantively contribute to the class discussion of that work and the overall topic scheduled. These questions should be meaningful, complex, and can be multi-tiered. Remember—you are helping your fellow student leader to develop a rich and meaningful synthesis of the literature that was just reviewed and all of you will take turns in this role. This assignment should not be difficult since you will do this at the end of your article
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reviews when you are completely familiar with the readings. After 5pm on SUNDAY you will not be able to add entries for consideration for the following week’s assigned readings and your entry will be graded as a zero. All questions will be submitted in eLearning under the Discussion tab (they will be listed in sequential order by week we meet and author name). Class Discussion Leadership: Each student will LEAD at minimum of one class discussion on a topic other than your research paper during the semester (and may lead more than one class depending on the class enrollment). Leadership assignments will be made early in the semester by the instructor. Student leaders will be assessed by the instructor and these efforts will also influence the class participation and article review grades at the end of the semester. Each week all students will be called upon randomly during class sessions to contribute to the talks on the assigned topics by both the student discussion leader and instructor as well. After Sunday at 5pm, I expect the assigned student class leader for the upcoming class meeting to copy and review all the student discussion board questions that were submitted by their fellow classmates to include in their discussion plan. Leaders should incorporate a few of these suggested discussion questions with their own to lead and facilitate the class discussion for the week’s assigned readings (both the text and all assigned readings listed under that module). These discussions will typically run anywhere from one hour to two hours depending on the depth and complexity of the assigned material for that week—students should consult with Dr. Boots about time restrictions prior to preparing for their class. We will sometimes have other activities during class besides these discussions. You are not expected to present a Power Point— informal discussions are fine if you wish. Since all students have read this material, you should NOT regurgitate the material, but rather lead a critical summary discussion of main points, weakness, strengths, and policy implications. Compare and contrast these works and consider those already presented to demonstrate your mastery of the week’s topic. Class leaders will be assessed on their ability to facilitate and stimulate healthy and vibrant class discussions on the assigned material with their fellow students, their knowledge and grasp of the material, and their communication and engagement with the subject material. If you do not show for your presentation week, you will not be able to reschedule and will receive a zero. Your effort will contribute toward both article review and class participation grades at the discretion of the instructor. Article Reviews: 20% of your grade will consist of grouped weekly article reviews for all assigned academic readings (other than the textbook). IMPORTANT: Article reviews will be graded together as a GROUP weekly— ALL ASSIGNED READING (excluding the textbook) MUST BE REVIEWED TO GET CREDIT FOR THE WEEK—NO PARTIAL CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN!!! These article reviews will be due at the beginning of class and may not be turned in unless you are missing class for AN EXCUSED absence (e.g., official UTD business or religious holidays ONLY). All article reviews must follow the format provided below and must be submitted as a whole group to receive credit. If your absence is not due to one of these reasons (e.g., you were sick, your car got a flat, you got stuck in traffic, you have a
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wedding out of town to attend, your boss is making you work, etc.) DO NOT ASK IF YOU CAN MAKE UP THE REVIEWS. It is students’ responsibility to notify me well in ADVANCE if you have one of these exceptions and you must have your article review submitted prior to class via email if you cannot bring it to me personally. Research Papers A very significant part of your grade in this course, or a full 40%, will be determined by an academically-based research paper on a topic related to family violence. Important: Papers are due ON April 13th at 12pm (NOON) and must be submitted via the Research Paper Link on the FIRST main page of our class within eLearning. You will submit your paper and it will be immediately searched in All papers and work submitted for grading in this course are subject to submission in or other anti-plagiarism software. Any papers believed to have been plagiarized with be immediately referred to Judicial Affairs for immediate academic referral and will not be handled informally. I take this issue VERY seriously. Please do not consider cheating in this class. You may only submit your paper via this link in your class site. DO NOT SUBMIT PAPERS TO ME VIA EMAIL DIRECTLY OR IN PAPER FORM. If you submit past 12pm your paper is considered late and will be penalized accordingly. Once you submit your paper in eLearning you should CONFIRM that it is showing there—click out of the eLearning site and then log back in and make SURE it is showing in the Assignment drop box. Late papers sent after 12:00pm on April 13th will be deducted at a rate of one FULL letter grade PER 24-hour DAY. NOTE THAT PAPERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER April 15th at 12PM. Absolutely no exceptions will be made regardless of reason-- you are encouraged to submit your papers well in advance to accommodate last minute issues. You may submit the paper at any time but you may NOT retract it and resubmit once it is submitted into the drop box on the first page of our eLearning class site. You may NOT submit papers or portions of papers for this class that you have used for ANY other course at UTD or elsewhere. It MUST be an original work you create specifically for this graduate class. You will rate your choice for selected topics on victimology the first night of class and I will approve topics within the first few classes depending on selections. A three-paragraph abstract on your research paper with a minimum of three cited empirical works is due by the 4th class period to ensure that you are making satisfactory progress. You will submit this paper abstract to me in a Word document only via direct email (not in eLearning!) by 12pm on February 2nd. You may conduct an analysis if you have secondary data (and IRB approval must be provided in the paper), or you may choose to do more of a research-based paper with a policy orientation to it. I leave the format up to you. However, you must have a clear focus and organization throughout your paper—it cannot just be a gathering of articles that goes from review to review without any purpose. For example, if I chose do a paper on parricide, I might organize my paper into these topics and subtopics:

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1) Introduction to Parricide (definitions, history of parricide, modern evolution) 2) Literature Review (Heide Typology rubric subclassified across American parricide offenders literature, International parricide offenders literature) 3) Current Issues and Controversies (juvenile v. adult offenders, mental health issues such as antisocial and seriously mentally ill offenders, statutory inconsistencies across jurisdictions) and 4) Future Directions for Policy and Practice (treatment and outcomes for parricide offenders, case studies on outcomes for juvenile homicide offenders, what might be done concerning legal reforms for JHO’s, education, media attention to these crimes) My paper would probably include somewhere between 30 and 40 cites for all these topics, with each section having its unique literature review to back up the substantive discussion and organization of the paper. NOTE the following important rules on your paper and see the handout rubric for further grading information: The paper must 1) be written in APA format (6th edition, 2nd printing—see APA checklist provided to you), 2) include a bare minimum of 15 academic journal articles cited in the body of the paper (which are not read in class AND of which at least 5 must be published within the last two years- with a 2009 or 2010 copyright), and 3) be publication-ready at the time it is submitted for grading consideration. 4) The text in the paper MUST be between 15 and 20 pages in length (NOT including title, abstract page, and references), 5) double spaced, 6) 12-point New Times Roman font 7) with one-inch margins throughout the manuscript. While I will not accept rough drafts prior to the paper being due, I will hand out a detailed grading research paper grading rubric on the first day of class and an APA error checklist to help guide you in your writing on this major assignment. Students should follow the detailed research paper grading rubric very carefully. I am available to talk to you during office hours about your paper if you are struggling with the paper prior the deadline. I urge you NOT to procrastinate on this paper—you will be held to a high level of writing and are expected to have a MINIMUM of 15 citations above and beyond those discussed in the class and between 15-20 pages of text (excluding references and abstract). You are STRONGLY encouraged to include more than 15 references (and it will be necessary for many papers to do a thorough job), and you are expected to perform an advanced literature review and include some of the latest and most relevant theoretical, methodological, and policy-related scholarly literature that relates to your topic in your research paper. If you struggle with this task, see a reference librarian early in the semester to help you. I highly recommend Web of Science and other interdisciplinary databases as a great starting point. Start your literature review early and allow time for ILL requests, as these are relatively common. This paper is a large part of your grade and requires a SIGNIFICANT amount of your time, attention, and energy each week. Research Paper Presentations On April 27th , each student will present an original Power Point presentation of their research paper to their peers and the instructor on the last day of class. This presentation will make up 15% of your final grade and all students MUST be present for the entire class period. Students should plan on a 12 minute time restriction to their presentations and time themselves prior to class time. Students will be cut off promptly at the end of their allotted time, just as you would at a conference, and grades will be docked for going over, so please make
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sure you are within limits. Students will be assessed with a letter grade for their overall presentation by the instructor.
Students are expected to present their research papers in a professional manner, covering all major sections written on their respective topic and covered in their papers within the allotted 12 minute time constraints. The presentation must reflect the paper written ONLY. These presentations should be similar to a professional conference paper presentation format and conducted as such. If you have questions as to expectations, you are encouraged to contact Dr. Boots well in advance or seek the advice of a graduate student peer. A brief question and answer session may be conducted at the conclusion of each paper presentation depending on the time we have in the class. Students should use handouts and visual aids as they contribute to the presentation.

Email Use The University of Texas at Dallas recognizes the value and efficiency of communication between faculty/staff and students through electronic mail. At the same time, email raises some issues concerning security and the identity of each individual in an email exchange. The university encourages all official student email correspondence be sent only to a student’s U.T. Dallas email address and that faculty and staff consider email from students official only if it originates from a UTD student account. This allows the university to maintain a high degree of confidence in the identity of all individual corresponding and the security of the transmitted information. UTD furnishes each student with a free email account that is to be used in all communication with university personnel. The Department of Information Resources at U.T. Dallas provides a method for students to have their U.T. Dallas mail forwarded to other accounts. You are required to use your eLearning account to post discussion questions, to check for instructor communications, and to view notices about course calendar changes, etc.! If you have not done so already, please activate your email and become familiar with eLearning after the first class and begin to check it regularly.
If you need to email me, please do NOT do so in eLearning, but email me directly through your email account to Please indicate your class name in the subject line—I get a very large number of emails daily!


GRADING SCALE: Grades will be based on the scale below. This course does not adopt the +/- scale on grading. A B C F 90-100 80-89% 70-79% 69 and below% *3 or more absences—automatically FAILURE of class!!!

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Extra Credit There is NO extra credit possible in this class. Please do not ask-- I will not inflate grades for any reason. Please see the following site for detailed information regarding UTD syllabus policies regarding Student Conduct & Discipline, Academic Integrity, Incomplete Grades, Withdrawals, etc.:

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Student Course Calendar** CRIM 6308 **Victimology **Spring 2011 DATE Jan 12 SCHEDULED LECTURES/READINGS DUE FOR EACH CLASS Welcome to class PPT- handouts: syllabus, grading rubric for class discussions, article review format and instructions, field trip forms, assign students weeks for leading discussion (see list below and then assign on sheet for research paper topic), research paper grading rubric and APA error sheet, plagiarism handout, grading rubric Power Point presentation CHOOSE RESEARCH PAPER TOPIC – choose from: restorative justice, sexual assault and battery, dual arrest policies related to domestic violence laws, domestic violence related to victim perspectives (learned helplessness, cycle of violence, exposure to violence, PTSD, etc.), child exposure to domestic violence, child exposure to community violence, elder abuse, victim precipitation of homicide, regional culture of violence thesis (especially southern culture of violence), medical resources hypothesis, workplace violence and victimization, sexual harassment, victim rights movement and reform, school bullying, cyberbullying, stalking, 1st day ASSIGNMENTS—purchase textbook, go to eLearning account and download and/or print out ALL chapter modules (including PPT’s and assigned readings in PDF form) and bring current week and next week modules to each class/fill out field trip paperwork Read D& L Ch.1, Moriarty Ch. 2 readings and complete article reviews for assigned readings by next class period Post discussion questions for coming week’s assignments by Sunday, January 16th at 5pm Jan 19 WEEK 1- Reading and article reviews on Scope of Victimology and Victim Blaming due- 94 total pages -Turn in field trip paperwork today -Dr. Boots to allot student leadership assignments for class discussions Assigned readings due this week Discussant: Dr. Boots Doerner & Lab Chapter 1 Scope of Victimology: 24 pages Moriarty Text Chapter 2: Victim Blaming: 13 pages Articles in eLearning: Beaver, Wright et al., (2007): 23 pages DeJong, Burgess-Proctor, & Elis (2008): 11 pages Dunn (2010): 23 pages Post discussion questions for next week’s assignments by Sunday, January 23rd at 5pm

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Jan 26

WEEK 2- Readings & article reviews on Gauging Extent of Victimization, Costs of Being a Victim and Fear of Victimization due– 103 total pp. Abstracts due next week via direct email to Dr. Boots on Feb 2nd at 12pm!! Assigned readings due this week Discussant: _________________ Doerner & Lab Text Chapter 2: Gauging Extent of Victimization, 26 pages Doerner & Lab Text Chapter 3: Costs of Being a Victim: 26 pages Moriarty Text Chapter 6: Fear of Crime and Victimization: 10 pages Articles in eLearning: Rennison & Melde (2009): 23 pages Schultz & Tabanico (2009): 18 pages Post discussion questions for next week’s assignments by Sunday, January 30th at 5pm

Feb 2

WEEK 3- Readings & article reviews on Elder Abuse due—78 total pp. Assigned readings due this week Discussant: ____________ Doerner & Lab Text Chapter 9: Elder Abuse: 31 pages Articles in eLearning: Kemp & Mosqueda (2005): 4 pages Klein et al. (2006): 18 pages Morgan et al. (2006): 8 pages Payne (2010): 17 pages Post discussion questions for next week’s assignments by Sunday, February 6th at 5pm

Feb 9

WEEK 4- Readings & article reviews on Child Maltreatment due—114 total pp. RESEARCH PAPER TOPIC ABSTRACT DUE via email to Dr. Boots (not in eLearning) no later than 12pm today- type up 3 paragraph abstract explaining what topic will be and what specific areas you will be writing on (must cite at least three empirical articles in the abstract) Assigned readings due this week Discussant: ____________ Doerner & Lab Text Chapter 8: Child Maltreatment: 34 pages Articles in eLearning: DeGue & Widom (2009): 10 pages Gershoff (2002): 28 pages Johnson et al. (2002): 6 pages Loue (2005): 26 pages Maikovich et al. (2009): 10 pages
No discussion posting are due on Sunday—RESEARCH DAY on 2/16! However, article reviews should be submitted directly via email to Dr. Boots no later than Feb. 16th at 12:00pm (WILL NOT ACCEPT LATE!)

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Feb 16

WEEK 5- NO CLASS TODAY RESEARCH DAY FOR CLASS—work on research papers!!!!!!!! Readings & article reviews on Restorative Justice and Reconciliation due—80 total pp. Assigned readings due this week: Doerner & Lab Text Chapter 5: Restorative Justice: 29 pages Moriarty Text Chapter 5: Should Victims Have the Right to Meet With Their Offenders: 16 pages Moriarty Text Chapter 9: Victim-Offender Reconciliation Programs: 11 pages Articles in eLearning: Bergseth & Bouffard (2007): 9 pages Braithwaite (2007): 6 pages Kuo et al. (2010): 9 pages No discussion posting are due on Sunday 2/20—SITE VISIT NEXT WEEK! However, article reviews are still due for Week 6- bring to our site visit and give them to me there on 2/23!!

Feb 23

WEEK 6- SITE VISIT/FIELD TRIP TO CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER OF COLLIN COUNTY—must be on site by 2pm4:15pm!!! Address: 2205 LOS RIOS PLANO, TX 75074 Phone: (972) 633-6612 Dr. Boots will collect article reviews TODAY before we depart facility! Readings & article reviews on Remedying the Plight of Victims due—59 total pp. Assigned readings due this week Discussant: NONE—SITE VISIT! Doerner & Lab Text Chapter 4: Remedying the Plight of Victims: 25 pages Moriarty Text Chapter 1: Balancing Criminal Victims’ and Criminal Defendants’ Rights: 15 pages Articles in eLearning: Smith (2006): 13 pages Rottman (2007): 6 pages REMEMBER--RESEARCH DAY on March 2nd—NO CLASS!!!! No discussion posting are due on Sunday 2/27! However, article reviews should be submitted directly via email to Dr. Boots no later than March 2nd at 12:00pm (WILL NOT ACCEPT LATE!)

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March 2

NO CLASS TODAY—RESEARCH DAY!! (ACJS CONFERENCE) Post discussion questions for next week’s assignments by Sunday, March 6th at 5pm

March 9

WEEK 7- Readings & article reviews on Homicide due —77 total pp. Post discussion questions for next week’s assignments by Sunday, March 20th at 5pm (these questions will not be discussed until class until March 23rd )—students attending ACJS are encouraged to submit early Assigned readings due this week Discussant: ____________ Doerner & Lab Text Chapter 10: Homicide: 30 pages Articles in eLearning: Ezell & Tanner-Smith (2009): 27 pages Muftic & Moreno (2010): 12 pages Stretesky et al. (2010): 8 pages Guest speaker week after Spring Break on March 23rd

March 16

NO CLASS TODAY—Spring Break week!! Post discussion questions for next week’s assignments by Sunday, March 20th at 5pm- remember that article summaries are due in class 3/23 for readings!

March 23


Jennifer Spugnardi, Haleh Hekmat, and staff from TURNING POINT RAPE CRISIS CENTER

Readings & article reviews on Sexual Assault and Rape due —125 total pp. Assigned readings due this week Discussant: Dr. Boots Doerner & Lab Text Chapter 6: Sexual Assault: 47 pages Moriarty Text Chapter 4: The Mass Media and Victims of Rape: 20 pages Articles in eLearning: Ellis et al. (2009): 10 pages Franiuk et al. (2008): 20 pages Lonsway et al. (2009): 10 pages Sleath & Bull (2010): 18 pages Post discussion questions for next week’s assignments by Sunday, March 27th at 5pm

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March 30

WEEK 9 Readings & article reviews on Work and School Victimization due —114 total pp. Assigned readings due this week Discussant: _______________ Doerner & Lab Text Chapter 11: Victimization at Work and School: 33 pages Articles in eLearning: Carbone-Lopez et al. (2010): 16 pages Clodfelter et al. (2008): 24 pages Griffin & Lopez (2005): 16 pages Hinduja & Patchin (2008): 25 pages Post discussion questions for next week’s assignments by Sunday, April 3rd at 5pm

April 6

WEEK 10 Readings & article reviews on Intimate Partner Violence due— 110 total pp. RESEARCH PAPERS DUE NEXT WEEK AND SITE VISIT NEXT WEEK!!! Assigned readings due this week Discussant: ____________ Doerner & Lab Text Chapter 7: Intimate Partner Violence: 52 pp. Moriarty Chapter 3: Same-Sex Intimate-Partner Violence: 9 pp. Articles in eLearning: Coulter & VandeWeerd (2009): 12 pages Wareham, Boots, & Chavez (2009): 10 pages Smith & Farole (2009): 11 pages Baum et al. (2009): 16 pages No discussion posting or article reviews are due on Sunday 4/10—SITE VISIT and RESEARCH PAPERS ARE DUE NEXT WEEK!

April 13


eLEARNING RESEARCH PAPER DROP BOX on Home Page of eLearning class site!!
SITE VISIT at GENESIS WOMEN’S SHELTER with Jan Langbein, Executive Director of Genesis Women’s Shelter and clinical staff Address: 4411 Lemmon Ave. #201 Dallas, TX 75219 Phone (214) 389-7706 Post discussion questions for next week’s assignments by Sunday, April 17th at 5pm

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April 20

Week 12 OFFICIAL ASSESSMENTS AT BEGINNING OF CLASS Readings & article reviews on Victim Rights and Controversies due—77 total pp. Assigned readings due this week Discussant: ____________ Doerner & Lab Text Chapter 12: Victim Rights: 267pages Moriarty Text Chapter 8: Victim Impact Statements: Fairness to Defendants?: 13 pages Moriarty Text Chapter 10: Reconciling Controversies: Is Education the Panacea?: 5 pages Articles in eLearning: Ask (2010): 17 pages Caplan (2010): 8 pages Davis & Mulford (2008): 8 pages

April 27

Last Day of class- Research Paper Presentations- mandatory attendance for all students (see directions)

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