Victimology: Assessment and Intervention

In this course, students are introduced to the theoretical basis and practice of victim service interventions. Through lectures, class discussions and role play, students develop appropriate interview and documentation techniques including, active listening, problem solving and note-taking skills. Further, students learn to conduct threat assessments, including suicide assessment and self harm. Special emphasis is placed on skill development in triage, facilitation, mediation, negotiation, empathy and non-violent crisis intervention.