Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
The objective of this module is to introduce students to the sub-discipline of Victimology within Criminology studies. This module aims to provide students with a sound and critical knowledge of criminal victimisation, including but not limited to concepts such as victim blaming, secondary victimisation and vulnerable victims. Furthermore, this module aims to allow students to engage with relevant literature and research in order to facilitate the understanding of the key theoretical premises and arguments and to reflect on the merits and shortfalls of various victimological theories. This module will examine crime victimisation dynamics, lifestyle and causal factors for victimisation, the relationship between the victim and offender, the physical, emotional and financial impact of crime as well as the treatment of victims with the Criminal Justice System.
Within semester/Formative assessment: 65%
Examination/Summative assessment: 35%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.