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Undergraduate | GRF-CCJ334 | 2024

Understanding Domestic and Family Violence

Study method
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Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
26 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

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Understanding Domestic and Family Violence

About this subject

  • After successfully completing this course you should be able to:

    1. Explain patterns and experiences of domestic and family violence perpetration and victimisation
    2. Identify key data sources on domestic and family violence and their strengths and limitations
    3. Analyse data sources to appraise how intersectional social categories such as gender, Indigeneity, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation shape offending, victimisation, and responses to domestic and family violence
    4. Communicate clearly and coherently in written and/or oral forms
    5. Apply an instrument to a scenario to screen for domestic violence, assess its nature and context; focus on the effects; and recommend action.

Entry requirements


Level 3 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in this area, eg from studying related Level 1 and 2 subjects or other relevant experience.
Students who have completed more than 2 OUA units (GPA 4.0+) and are planning on completing the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice are strongly encouraged to enrol in the degree. Part of this process will involve registering your study plan with Griffith University, which will help to ensure that you are studying the required units.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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