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Victimology is the study of crime victims. It’s a subset of criminology, the study of crime. People who study victimology, or victimization, examine the psychological effects of crimes on the victims, the interactions between victims and the criminal justice system and the relationships between victims and offenders. Modern theories of victimology try to explain why some are more likely than other to become victims of a crime.

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By Lily Cooper
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

When you picture a writer, the typical aesthetics can come to mind: handwriting in notebooks, drinking coffee all morning, spending hours on a Word document in a coffee shop, reading, buying too many books, etc. While there is some truth to those characteristics, there are other qualities of a writer; qualities that lead them to success in their future endeavors. In such a competitive field, it can be important to distinguish yourself from the crowd. Here are the top qualities a successful professional writer exhibits.

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An effective resume can help you stand out from the crowd and tell prospective employers that you’re the ideal person for that position. Crafting an effective resume is very important, so you should take your time with it. Seek the guidance of a career counselor and ask for  feedback on your draft. You can also use the following tips to highlight your best qualities and accomplishments.

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Adults who grew up in dysfunctional families may question their own parenting abilities. They understand that they did not have role models to show them how to positively influence their own children. Counselors who specialize in family dynamics can help parents understand how to positively influence their child’s development.

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After you graduate with a degree in behavioral health science, you could decide to go into private practice or work within an established clinic, hospital or inpatient program. But if you’re craving something a little different, you’ve got plenty of options to consider. Behavioral health specialists can work anywhere where individuals need counseling services to live life well.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has a mandate to uphold the U.S. Constitution and protect the American people. The agency accomplishes these goals with diverse teams of professionals from all sorts of backgrounds and with many different skillsets. From intelligence analysis to arts and communications, there is a varied range of opportunities available at the FBI. If you’re earning a BS in Justice Studies, you may find the following positions appealing.

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