Victim Studies Certificate

Program Overview

In the recent decades, victim voices are heard more than ever before. Victims and victim-families require advocates and service providers that can assist them in understanding their rights, informing them through the various processes and resources available, and developing programs and policies in response. This certificate is ideal for the individual who wishes to expand upon their current knowledge of criminal justice, criminology, or law to focus more so on effective ways to support victims and victim-focused organizations or departments. 

Potential careers include positions in victim-focused organizations, advocacy, social work, activism, restorative justice, juvenile victim and offender management, and a vase selection of government and non-government opportunities.

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Required Courses
Meet Our Faculty

Required Courses

  • VCT 601 – Victim Studies
  • VCT 602 – Trauma and Its Effects
  • Plus two electives as approved by the Director

Meet Our Faculty

David Armstrong

Senior Advisor for Criminal Justice Operations
Criminal Justice

Guy Bibeau

Paxton Police Department, Supervisor
Campus Police
(508) 494-9010

Dawn Brown

Lecturer
Sociology

Tracy Casey

Lecturer
Criminal Justice

John Colautti M.P.A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice
(508) 849-3465

Lucy DelRossi

Lecturer
Criminal Justice

Patrick DePalo

Lecturer, Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice

Carol Erskine

Lecturer
Criminal Justice