Columbia Southern University Victimology Crime Scenario Reflection Paper

In this reflection paper, you are to submit a three-page paper that addresses the following:

1. Imagine you are the victim of a crime; you may pick any crime covered in Chapter 4 (burglary, robbery, assault, sexual assault, and identity theft) Explain how it affects you and your family. Pay attention to tangible and intangible losses as well as physical and emotional trauma.

2. As a victim, how would your social and personal life change? What effects would this crime leave on you, both short-term and long-term?

3. Reflecting on the history of victim’s rights, which you covered in the first unit as well as this one, how has the change in victim’s rights throughout history provided you with the ability to get through and survive this crime? If you did not have these rights, how would it be different?

4. Imagine you are assigned a victim advocate. What would you want and need from him or her in order to assist you in navigating through the criminal justice system and returning to your life before the crime?