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

  title={Is Knowledge Power? The Effects of a Victimology Course on Victim Blaming},
  author={K. Fox and Carrie L. Cook},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={3407 - 3427}
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… Expand
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