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.
About this paper
|Critical Victimology (Advanced)
|Semester 1 (On campus)
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- 18 200-level GEND, CRIM or SOCI points or 54 points
- GEND 209
- Schedule C
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The paper is especially suitable for students taking the Criminology minor or Gender Studies major or minor.
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- 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: Two hours per week.
Tutorials: One hour per week starting from the third week.
Textbooks are not required for this paper. The weekly readings are available via e-reserve.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
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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 about the rights of crime victims in the justice setting