Homicide and Mass Shooting Victimization
Identify and explain the different types and characteristics of criminal homicide discussed in your textbook and lecture.
Why is reaching a consensus on a definition of mass shooting important? Which of the various argument offered by Paneuf regarding the need for a universal definition do you find to be most compelling? Least compelling? Why?
Identify and explain the three highly recognized issues regarding mass shootings. Which of the three issues do you find to be the most crucial? Why?
As pointed out by Phaneuf in her article, there are multiple challenges awaiting researchers in their efforts to understand, predict and prevent mass shootings. Identify and explain the three challenges identified by Paneuf in her article. Which of the three challenges do you find to be the most relevant? Why?
Sexual Victimization and Intimate Partner Violence
Identify and explain the more common theories on the causes of sexual violence provided in your textbook. Which of the theories do you find most persuasive in explaining sexual violence? The least? Why?
Discuss the obstacles related to defining, researching and understanding the problem of female sex offenders. Why is it important to understand the impact of gender roles and sexual scripts both for the female offender and male victims in this type of crime?
What is institutional sexual abuse? Provide an overview of trends and research pertaining to institutional abuse
Identify and discuss some strategic policy ideas for preventing sexual abuse, misconduct and exploitation in institutional settings examined by Jason Spraitz in his article. Which of these strategies do you think will have the greatest impact on institutional abuse? Why?
Identify some current issues related to the reluctance of same-sex IPV victims reporting their abuse. Provide an overview of trends and research pertaining to same sex IPV.
Identify and discuss the policies to prevent sexual violence
Identify and discuss the issues that impact upon same-sex battering reporting
. Identify and discuss the factors contributing to the reluctance of researchers, legislators and criminal justice professionals to acknowledge same-sex battering.
Are temporary restraining orders a useful tool in responding to domestic violence? List situations in which you would recommend the issuance of a temporary restraining order
Victimization at the Beginning and Ending of Life
What is child-to-parent violence (CPV)? What are the factors related to CPV incidents? Identify and discuss risk factors and theoretical explanations of CPV.
What are some of the most widely recognized types of elder abuse? Identify and discuss the various risk factors associated with elder abuse. How does elder abuse differ from child abuse?
Identify and discuss the most widely recognized types of child abuse? Name and discuss special types of child abuse identified in your textbook.
Identify and discuss the various risk factors associated with elder abuse. How does elder abuse differ from child abuse?
Is the intergenerational transmission of violence (ITV) theory valid in explaining child maltreatment? Elder abuse? Why? Why not? Why has the ITV perspective generated continuing controversy among researchers? What is your opinion of the ITV theory?
What does research say about victims of child abuse becoming child molesters?
Identify and discuss the various theoretical explanations for elder abuse. What is the neutralization theory of elder abuse? Discuss the various components of the theory. Which of the neutralization techniques included in the theory do you believe to be the most destructive? Why?
If a child is injured and the physician is uncertain of whether the injury is physical child abuse, should the physician alert the police? Why? Why not? Would it make any difference if the physician knew the parents and had been to their home for a social event?