This course examines the causes, effects, treatment, and prevention of all types of violence against women and children. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, incest, sexual harassment, physical child abuse and sexual exploitation, infanticide, female genital mutilation, and sexual slavery.
- Understand the basic elements of criminal sexual assault and child exploitation, including offender and victim characteristics.
- Apply the theory and elements of criminal sexual assault and child exploitation to real world experiences.
- Evaluate issues facing victims and the criminal justice system related to criminal sexual assault and child exploitation.
- Analyze how criminal sexual assault and child exploitation affects different ethnic populations.
- Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.