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)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- 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 Criminology minor or the Gender Studies major or 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 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, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- 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