NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog 
    Mar 26, 2023  
NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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SOC 2320 - Domestic Family Violence

This course examines the domestic environment from an interpersonal, physical, emotional and social perspective, evaluating the historical and cultural changes regarding the beliefs, values and norms regarding violence within a domestic environment, among its members and the risk factors for domestic abuse.  A review of the components of the criminal justice system will present the evolution of and contemporary foundation for social policy, legal response and enforcement strategies in response to incidents of domestic violence. The unique challenges and responses to the most vulnerable and protected classes of individuals, including the disabled, elderly, LGBTQ family members and children, exposed to domestic violence will be considered. Additionally this course will provide an overview of the differing types of community intervention programs, their techniques and strategies for responding to a domestic violence situation. 

Credits: 3

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of  SOC2320/CRMJ2160/PSYC2280 Domestic Violence , the student will:

  1. Explain the physical, emotional and social contributors to various types of violence within a domestic environment.
  2. Analyze issues regarding the historical evolution of risk factors for child, sibling, intimate partner, extended family or elder family abuse.
  3. Identify the appropriate public policy and community prevention strategies that address domestic violence, offender accountability and remediation.
  4. Critique the individual and social issues, beliefs and cultural practices associated with violent behavior within the domestic environment.
  5. Identify and evaluate community intervention programs and techniques.
  6. Identify and evaluate the criminal justice systems components and legal strategies for responding to a domestic violence situation.
  7. Summarize state and federal laws related to domestic violence victimization and perpetrator accountability. 
  8. Describe the purpose and contributions of psychological and sociological theories as they are applied to domestic violence issues.
  9. Contrast the criminal justice system and societal responses to incidents of domestic violence among the most vulnerable and/or protected classes of citizens including the disabled, elderly, LGBTQ community, children.

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