Learning Objectives

  • Describe the psychological effects of being victimized, and introduce the reader to the role played by mental health professionals in working with victims.
  • Emphasize the multicultural and multiethnic aspects of working with victims.
  • Describe the legal rights of victims.
  • Recap official victimization data.
  • Review homicide victimization research.
  • Review rape and sexual assault victimization research.
  • Review sex online solicitation.
  • Address human trafficking and sexual exploitation trafficking.
  • Review the psychological effects of commercial sexual exploitation of minors.