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Undergraduate | GRF-CCJ334 | 2024
Understanding Domestic and Family Violence
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- 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:
- Explain patterns and experiences of domestic and family violence perpetration and victimisation
- Identify key data sources on domestic and family violence and their strengths and limitations
- 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
- Communicate clearly and coherently in written and/or oral forms
- Apply an instrument to a scenario to screen for domestic violence, assess its nature and context; focus on the effects; and recommend action.
- Introduction to Domestic and Family Violence
- Research Literacy
- Tech Abuse
- Gender and Sexuality
- Structural Factors Contributing to Violence and Abuse
- Identifying and Reducing Risk
Domestic and family violence is a pressing social issue with significant implications for individuals, couples, families, and communities. It makes up a large portion of cases in justice, health, and social systems in Australia and around the world. This course provides students with a critical understanding of the dynamics, distribution, outcomes, and responses to domestic and family violence. Students will learn about key topics such as coercive control, how children are involved in domestic and family violence, the role of technology in abuse, and domestic violence homicide using real-world examples. Students will gain critical research literacy skills to interpret key data sources on domestic and family violence. Students will practice skills to effectively and accurately communicate complex information about domestic and family violence.
- Weekly discussion board posts (60%)
- Final Exam (40%)
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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.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses
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