The emergence of victimology within the field of criminology, the evolution of different victimological perspectives, and the relationship between victims of crime and the criminal justice system.
Victimology is a branch of criminology devoted to the study of criminal victimisation, focusing on crime's precursors, events and impacts.
|Paper title||Critical Victimology|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$868.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- GEND 101 or GEND 102 or SOCI 103 or 54 points
- GEND 309
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- The paper is open to students who meet the prerequisite, and it is especially suitable for students taking the Gender Studies minor or major or Criminology minor.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work's website
- Teaching staff
- Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Rebecca Stringer
- Paper Structure
- There are three key themes:
- The emergence of victimology
- The evolution of different victimological perspectives
- The relationship between victims of crime and the criminal justice system
- Teaching Arrangements
- Lectures: 2 hours per week
Tutorials: 1 hour per week starting from the second week
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.A course reader will be available to purchase.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Critical thinking, Information literacy.
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- Learning Outcomes
- A broad knowledge of the literature and key debates of victimology
- Comparing and contrasting traditional and emergent approaches of critical and radical victimology
- Analysis of social perceptions of and reactions to crime and victimisation
- Examining debates of the rights of crime victims in the justice setting