BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

LEPP-130 - Roots and Effects of Domestic Violence - 3.00 Credits

LEPP-130 - Roots and Effects of Domestic Violence - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course examines domestic violence in the context of the historical abuses and atrocities perpetrated against Canada's Aboriginal people. The students review impacts of genocide, introduction of diseases, causes of starvation, general review of the Indian Act and its impacts, effects of residential schools and a general review of the child welfare system. Students will also examine the characteristics, dynamics and motivations of both victims and offenders of abuse and violence. While many of the psychological ramifications of violence are universal, the history, socio-economic, political and geographical conditions of Aboriginal people often contribute to additional and unique distress.
Part of the:
  • CAREER TRAINING (JUSTICE STUDIES) Department
  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Five years law enforcement experience.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Participation 30%, Mid-Term Exam 10%, Research Paper 15%, Presentation 15%, Final Exam 30%. Grading procedures follow the NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • describe the historical atrocities that were perpetrated against Canada‚Äôs Aboriginal people;

  • Relate these historical factors to family violence in Aboriginal communities today; and

  • demonstrate an awareness and describe the psychological characteristics and dynamics of victims and offenders of family violence, with an emphasis on sexual offenders.
  • Text and Materials: Handouts.
    Other Resources:
  • Indian Act.
  • Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.
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