CRI2222 Victimology in Context
|Short Description:||Victimology in Context|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Law and Justice|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||099903 - Criminology|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Victimology in context introduces students to the concept of victim and theories of victimisation that seek to provide explanations accounting for some people's increased risk of being victimised. Within the course modules, students will examine victimisation across varying contexts and in association with particular vulnerabilities, such as: gender, relationships, and domestic violence; age, child abuse, and elder abuse; race, hate, and racially motivated crime; disadvantage, human trafficking and slavery; and socio-demographics and bullying. To extend students' learning further, responses to victims are also examined with an emphasis on how the factors unique to each type of victimisation experience as well as the impacts of victimisation are a central consideration to developing appropriate responses to victims. Also central to understanding victimisation experiences is the victim-offender relationship and how these differ from one victimisation experience to the next. These relationships are discussed and are important to understand as it relates to developing responses that seek to meet victims' needs as well as formulate strategies for future prevention efforts. Students will consider key cases illustrating various examples of victimisation and the representation of victims in both the media and the criminal justice system. Throughout this course and built into the assessment schedule, students will have the opportunity to develop communication, reflective evaluation and critical thinking skills.