Over the last 20 years, there has been an increased emphasis on victims of crime and how the criminal justice system should respond in Canada. This course will provide students with a basic understanding of the specialized field of Criminology - Victimology; which is the study of victims of crime and facters connected to victims.  The course is divided into three components: historical perspective and theoretical  framework;  Specific victim groups; and, legal framework and  victim service delivery systems in Canada.