Workshops

The Ethics and Culture of Victimology

ID: 1502WEB

This webinar is designed to highlight some of the current ethical issues in Victimology, including the continuing gender divide in types of victims and the types of crimes committed and how this impacts legal cases. In addition, the webinar will cover Victim Impact Statements (VIS) and some of the gender differences in the impact on the criminal justice system and victims. Case study examples will be used. [Elective Violence Against Women Certificate Program]

*This webinar does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics for Licensed Professional Counselors.


Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical, Ethical

Instructor: Sara Martino, PhD, NCC, LPC
Date: Friday, February 17, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online, NJ


Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Discuss clinical case examples of victims and their unique features
• Describe various legal issues impact victims and victimology
• Describe Victim Impact Statements and the legal parameters both nationally and for NJ • Discuss case examples of VIS
• Describe gender differences in VIS and its impact on jurors based on gender
• List and describe the culture of victimology
• Identify current gender differences in types of victims and types of crimes committed

Webinar Outline

9:30 am Welcome/Introduction
9:35 am Discussion of the ethical issues surrounding victims and victimology
10:05 am Presentation of court cases involving victims and ethical issues
10:35 am Introduction to Victim Impact Statement and legal issues across the country and NJ
11:05 am Presentation of video cases of VIS
11:35 am Presentation of VIS research and gender differences
12:05 pm Large group discussion
12:25 pm Conclusion/Q&A

Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Content Level

Beginner - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

About the Instructor

Sara Dettinger Martino, PhD, NCC, LPC, is currently a full Professor and Director for the master’s program in Counseling at Stockton University. She wrote a book on her therapeutic techniques with young women who self-mutilate entitled Scars: Creative approaches for understanding and coping with self-mutilation, in 2010. Her more recent research focuses on the Superwoman Ideal and gender inequities in employment and managing work/life balance as well as social media influence on self-harm behaviors. She also specializes in sexual assault victims and in the “yes means yes” initiative.

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