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History of the Crime Victims' Rights Movement in the United States

Author: National Victim Assistance Academy

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
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Course Summary

This domestic violence continuing education course reviews the influence of ancient legal and social codes on today’s victims’ movement and provides an overview of movements that were precursors of the crime victims’ movement. The six stages of the movement are then delineated. Finally, the major milestones at both the federal and state level are summarized.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Early Legal Codes
  • United States Law
  • Emerging Social Movements
  • Historical Stages of the Victims’ Rights Movement
  • Landmark Federal Legislation
    • Learning Objectives

      • Discuss the early legal codes.
      • Describe the foundation of American criminal law.
      • Describe the establishment of the first women's shelter.
      • Describe the concept of second victimization.

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