Understanding Victims of Crime

UNDERSTANDING VICTIMS OF CRIME
Preparation
In your assignment preparation for your Week 3 assignment, you chose one type of crime and victim from the list below:

Child Abuse.
Domestic Violence (intimate partner abuse).
Hate Crime.
Homicide (impact on surviving family and friends).
Human Trafficking.
Sexual Assault.
As a refresher, below are some articles related to each of the topics above. You may use one of the articles below that matches your topic in your paper. You will also need to find additional professional and scholarly sources to complete your work, using the Internet or the Capella University Library. You will need to reference a minimum of three sources. One can be a professional source, such as a textbook or professional article. Two should be scholarly articles (from peer-reviewed journals).

Child Abuse:

Glatz, T., Källström, Å., Hellfeldt, K., & Thunberg, S. (2019). Physical violence in family sub-systems: Links to peer victimization and long-term emotional and behavioral problems. Journal of Family Violence, 34(5), 423–433.
Wong, W. H., Kuo, W., Sobolewski, C., Bhatia, I., & Ip, P. (2020). The association between child abuse and attempted suicide: A retrospective cohort study. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 41(3), 196–204.

Domestic Violence:

Kofman, Y. B., & Garfin, D. R. (2020). Home is not always a haven: The domestic violence crisis amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 12(S1), S199–S201.
Riedl, D., Exenberger, S., Daniels, J. K., Böttcher, B., Beck, T., Dejaco, D., & Lampe, A. (2019). Domestic violence victims in a hospital setting: Prevalence, health impact and patients’ preferences – Results from a cross-sectional study. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 10(1), 1–11.

Hate Crime:

Gover, A. R., Harper, S. B., & Langton, L. (2020). Anti-Asian hate crime during the COVID-19 pandemic: Exploring the reproduction of inequality. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 45(4), 647–667.
Chaney, M. P., Dubaybo, F., & Chang, C. Y. (2020). Affirmative counseling with LGBTQ + Arab Americans. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 42(4), 281–302.
Hemmings, C., & Evans, A. M. (2018). Identifying and treating race-based trauma in counseling. Journal of Multicultural Counseling & Development, 46(1), 20–39.

Human Trafficking:

Mumey, A., Sardana, S., Richardson-Vejlgaard, R., & Akinsulure-Smith, A. M. (2020). Mental health needs of sex trafficking survivors in New York City: Reflections on exploitation, coping, and recovery. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 1–8.
Tsai, L. C., Lim, V., & Nhanh, C. (2020). “I Feel Like We Are People Who Have Never Known Each Other Before”: The experiences of survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation transitioning from shelters to life in the community. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 21(1), 23–58.

Homicide – Surviving Family Members:

Englebrecht, C. M., Mason, D. T., & Adams, P. J. (2016). Responding to homicide: An exploration of the ways in which family members react to and cope with the death of a loved one. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 73(4), 355–373.
Hinkson, G., Huggins, C., & Modeste-James, A. (2020). Mothers’ physical and mental health status after the homicide of their adult children in the small island state of Trinidad and Tobago. Traumatology, 26(4), 336–343.
Bamwine, P. M., Jones, K., Chugani, C., Miller, E., & Culyba, A. (2020). Homicide survivorship and suicidality among adolescents. Traumatology, 26(2), 185–192.

Sexual Assault:

Rosellini, A. J., Street, A. E., Ursano, R. J., Wai Tat Chiu, Heeringa, S. G., Monahan, J., Naifeh, J. A., Petukhova, M. V., Reis, B. Y., Sampson, N. A., Bliese, P. D., Stein, M. B., Zaslavsky, A. M., & Kessler, R. C. (2017). Sexual assault victimization and mental health treatment, suicide attempts, and career outcomes among women in the US army. American Journal of Public Health, 107(5), 732–739.
Ullman, S. E., Lorenz, K., & O’Callaghan, E. (2018). Risk avoidance strategies after sexual assault: A dyadic study of survivors and informal support providers. Victims & Offenders, 13(6), 814–833.

Assignment Instructions:
After you have chosen your topic and your references, construct a 3–5-page paper that will be graded on the following criteria. Be sure to address each one.

Apply psychological theories that help us to understand the potential psychological impact to the victim. You may use any psychological theories that apply. Examples include but are not limited to, cognitive-behavioral, psychosocial, hierarchy of needs, and identity theory.
Explain social consequences of the crime. For example, how does it impact the family, neighborhood, or community at large?
Find services that could help support the victim.
Find research articles that provide evidence in support of the effectiveness of those services.

Assignment Requirements:
Your paper should meet the following requirements:

Written communication: Written communication is free of grammar, spelling, and format errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting guidelines.
You may reference the Capella Writing Center: Evidence and APA.

Length of paper: 3–5 typed, double-spaced pages of content, in addition to the title page and references page.
References: A minimum of three references. You may need at least two professional sources, one for psychological theory, and one to support your work on social consequences. At least two must be scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles. (You may use more than three sources if you like.)
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
SafeAssign: Use the SafeAssign Draft option to check your writing and ensure that you have paraphrased, quoted, and cited your sources appropriately. Run a SafeAssign report, saving your paper as a draft. Based on your SafeAssign results, make any necessary changes to your paper before submitting your assignment.

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