Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault/Child Crimes

 Title Abbreviation:   DOM VIO/SEXUAL ASSAULT

 Department:    CJ

 Course #:    213

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    430103

 EPC:    832

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Study of the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, and crimes against children. Examine investigative techniques, and victim's rights and assistance. Considers the history of victim attitudes and the influence these crimes have on society, criminal justice and the legal system.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Learn the dynamics of domestic violence.
  2. Understand the dynamics of the offender and victim.
  3. Properly investigate such incidents.
  4. Learn the dynamics of sexual assaults.
  5. Learn the true purpose behind the assaults.
  6. Gain a better understanding of how such incidents must be investigated.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. The dynamics which cause domestic violence.
  2. The dynamics which cause sexual assaults.
  3. Biased investigations.
  4. How to conduct an objective investigation of both sexual assaults and domestic violence.
  5. RCW requirements upon law enforcement officers.
  6. Investigative protocols.
  7. A history of domestic violence and sexual assaults.
  8. A review of the historical attitudes towards both crimes.
  9. A review of current issues and controversies.