Legal and justice services will bring the role of the victim to the forefront. The relationship between crime and its victims will be studied including victim typologies and the social consequences of victimization. The course will also explore the role of the victim through the criminal justice system, from initial victimization and investigation to post-event management. Victim's rights will be studied by examining compensation, treatment and restorative justice methodology. Victim service agencies and advocacy groups will be discussed and evaluated. Specific topics will be chosen by the instructor, but will address current local, national and international events.