Is Knowledge Power? The Effects of a Victimology Course on Victim Blaming

@article{Fox2011IsKP,
  title={Is Knowledge Power? The Effects of a Victimology Course on Victim Blaming},
  author={K. Fox and C. L. Cook},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  year={2011},
  volume={26},
  pages={3407 - 3427}
}
  • K. Fox, C. L. Cook
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Interpersonal Violence
  • The current study examines the impact of a victimology course on students’ perceptions of the blameworthiness of crime victims and knowledge of victimization issues. Victim-blaming attitudes among college students enrolled in a victimology course were compared with students enrolled in other courses. Results from a pretest and posttest suggest that the victimology students were significantly less likely to blame victims and these students also gained significantly more knowledge over time… CONTINUE READING
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