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Resources for Victimology Teaching


   Sample Undergraduate Victimology Course Syllabi

Sample Syllabus 1 (2006)
Sample Syllabus 4 (2013)
Sample Syllabus 7 (2012)
Sample Syllabus 2 (2013)
Sample Syllabus 5 (2011)
Sample Syllabus 8 (2013)
Sample Syllabus 3 (2012)
Sample Syllabus 6 (2012)

     Sample Online Victimology Course Syllabi

Sample Syllabus 1 (2012)
Sample Syllabus 2 (2013)

     Sample Graduate Victimology Course Syllabi

Sample Syllabus 1 (2013)


   Links to Victimology Teaching Resources


  2. Above is a link to an Office for Victims of Crime funded project to integrate crime victims issues across the curriculum.  It includes a faculty guide as well as curriculum kits for individual units.

  4. OVC Victim’s Assistance training – can be recommended for students, especially if they will be working with victims in the future. See:

  5. Information on a DV survivor as a potential class speaker. See:

Resources for Victimology Research


   Methodology-Based Materials

        Best, J. (2012). Damned lies and statistics: Untangling numbers from the media, politicians, and activists. University of California Press.


        Cares, A.C., Williams, L.M., & Hirschel, D. (2013). Teaching about victimization.  The Criminologist, 38(4), 1, 3-7. 

        Cares, A.C., Hirschel, D., & Wiliiams, L.M. (2014). Teaching about victimization on an online environment: Translating in person empathy and                    support to the Internet. Journal of Criminal Justice, 25(4), 405-420. doi:10.1080/10511253.2014.96540

        Ertem, I. O., Leventhal, J. M., & Dobbs, S. (2000). Intergenerational continuity of child physical abuse: how good is the evidence? The Lancet,     

        356(9232), 814-819.


        Fisher, B. S., & Cullen, F. T. (2000). Measuring the sexual victimization of women: Evolution, current controversies, and future research. Criminal

        Justice, 4, 317-390.

        Fox, K. A., Nobles, M. R., & Fisher, B. S. (2011). Method behind the madness: An examination of stalking measurements. Aggression and Violent  

        Behavior, 16(1), 74-84.


        Fox, K., Zambrana, K., & Lane, J. (2011). Getting in (and staying in) when everyone else wants to get out: 10 lessons learned from conducting  

        research with inmates. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 22(2), 304-327.


        Lynch, J.P. & Addington, L.A. (Eds.) (2007). Understanding crime statistics: Revisiting the divergence of the NCVS and the UCR. Cambridge, UK:

        Cambridge University Press.

        Renzetti, C. M., Edleson, J. L., & Bergen, R. K. (Eds.). (2011). Sourcebook on violence against women, Second Edition. Sage.


        Rountree, P. W., & Land, K. C. (2000). The generalizability of multilevel models of burglary victimization: A cross-city comparison. Social Science

        Research, 29(2), 284-305.


        Sherman, L. W., & Berk, R. A. (1984). The specific deterrent effects of arrest for domestic assault. American Sociological Review, 261-272.


        Thornberry, T. P., Knight, K. E., & Lovegrove, P. J. (2012). Does maltreatment beget maltreatment? A systematic review of the intergenerational

        literature. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 13(3), 135-152.


Spotlight on Victimology Articles

August  2013

A recently published study by Heidi Scherer, Jamie Snyder and Bonnie Fisher explores the extent and consequences of IPV among college students with disabilities.  Click here to find the article.

June 2013

Dr. John Wooldredge and Dr. Benjamin Steiner examine victimization among state prison inmates in Ohio and Kentucky.  Click here to find the article.

May 2013

Dr. Bradford Reyns investigates the predictors of online identity theft.  Click here to find the article.

April 2013

Dr. Russell Toomey and Dr. Stephen Russell examine the impact of sexual orientation on victimization at school.  Click here to find the article.

March 2013

Dr. Jodi Lane and Dr. Kate Fox examines fear of crime and the shadow of sexual assault hypothesis among offenders.  Click here to find the article.