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Crime Victims in Criminal Justice Curriculum: Are We There Yet?
Conference of the Western Association of Criminal Justice (2011)
  • Lisa Bostaph, Boise State University
  • Andrew Giacomazzi, Boise State University
  • Patrick Brady, Boise State University
  • Christopher Beattie, Boise State University
Abstract

While theoretical explanations, system response, and policy work on offenders and specific crime types are the backbone of criminal justice curricula in the U.S., a similar breadth and depth of education on crime victims appear to be lacking in traditional criminal justice curricula. This paper reports the results of a national study of 679 randomly selected criminal justice program curricula. Institutional, departmental, and course-level variables indicate that while victim-based research has proliferated, it does not mirror the extent to which victim-based courses are required in criminal justice programs. Theoretical, professional, and policy implications of the results are discussed.

Publication Date
October 19, 2011
Citation Information
Lisa Bostaph, Andrew Giacomazzi, Patrick Brady and Christopher Beattie. "Crime Victims in Criminal Justice Curriculum: Are We There Yet?" Conference of the Western Association of Criminal Justice (2011)
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/lisa_bostaph/16/