Victimology + Offender Course

This Victimology and Working with Violent Offenders course package consists of a Canvas course as well as a 3-day in-person practicum on a future date in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Canvas course will open first, and you will have several weeks to finish the course. Upon completion of the course and practicum, you will be awarded 28 RN continuing education contact hours.


Required text:

Amar, A., Sekula, L. K., & EBSCOhost. (2016). A practical guide to forensic nursing:incorporating forensic principles into nursing practice. Sigma Theta Tau International.

ISBN:9781940446363 (electronic bk.)


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Outline of Courses




This course examines the wide range of victimization experiences from the perspective of the crime victim, families, and the health care community. Basic foundations of assessment, and interventions, with survivors of violence are explored. Emphasis will focus on understanding the neurobiological response patterns to processing of trauma.



Working with Violent Offenders


This course examines the various foundations of offender behavior including approaches for targeted assessment and intervention from a health care perspective. The course will utilize a case study approach that will include topics such as, but not limited to sexual assault, intimate partner violence, assault and battery, and other criminal activities that may result in injuries requiring care in a variety of healthcare settings.





A three-day experiential professional development experience geared toward:

  • Attaining a three dimensional understanding of interaction and motivational interview of victim and offender.
  • Ascertaining the ability to examine your own level of comfort of interaction, assessment skills, and professional interpersonal boundaries with clients.
  • Providing debriefing as an opportunity to identify and process any issues, concerns and successes that you may have experienced as a result of the interview process.


Paul Thomas Clements, Ph.D., RN, ANEF, DF-IAFN, CGS

Photograph of Paul Thomas Clements

Paul Thomas Clements is a professor in residence at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He is a forensic psychiatric clinical specialist, a Certified Gang Specialist, and Certified in Danger Assessment. Clements has provided hospital consultation for EMT’s, Child Protective Agency personnel, trauma/emergency nurses, psychiatric providers, hospital systems, and corporate executives - each regarding vulnerability risk assessment, bullying, and decreasing the number of violent incidents in the workplace. Clements has three textbooks: Violence against women: Contemporary examination of intimate partner violence, Mental health issues in child maltreatment, and Nursing approach to the evaluation of child maltreatment. Additionally, he has numerous peer review publications and conference presentations regarding stress, trauma, violence and aggression, coping after a violent death, safety promotion, and exposure to interpersonal violence and crime. Clements has also spent time in Bolivia, working with provincial judges, prosecutors and forensic psychologists regarding enhanced assessment and intervention with children victimized by sexual aggression and other forms of violence.

Clements holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Forensic Psychiatric Nursing from The University of Pennsylvania with research that has examined the traumatic presentations and behaviors of children exposed to the homicide of a family member. Clements was inducted as a Distinguished Fellow in the International Association of Forensic Nurses in 2002, and was an inaugural Associate Editor of the Journal of Forensic Nursing from 2005-2012.


Registration fees for this course will be revealed soon. Stay tuned!

Continuing Education

Nursing CEU: Contact Hours - 26.

CE is offered by the School of Nursing, University of Nevada Las Vegas. The UNLV School of Nursing is an accredited provider of continuing Nursing Education by the Nevada State Board of Nursing.


The in-person, three-day practicum will take place at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas.


Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas

1001 Shadow Lane, Building B
Las Vegas, NV 89106


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