History of the Crime Victims' Rights Movement in the United States
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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.
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- Early Legal Codes
- United States Law
- Emerging Social Movements
- Historical Stages of the Victims’ Rights Movement
- Landmark Federal Legislation
- 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.