A study of the literature and current trends affecting victims in the criminal justice system. Emphasis is given to fear of crime, victim impact surveys, victim rights and compensation, and the impact of victimization on the individual. This is a Junior level course. Prerequisites: CRIJ 1301 Intro to CJ; CRIJ 1307 Crime in America; CRIJ 2314 Investigations; CRIJ 2328 Police Systems. The course is 3 hours long.