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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of historical and contemporary political and social debates related to the victims in the criminal justice system;
- demonstrate an understanding of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of victimisation;
- critically evaluate various issues that affect different type of victims;
- demonstrate an understanding of the nature and extent of victimisation across different population groups and different types of crime; and
- communicate ideas and arguments effectively and coherently.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in Diploma in Arts or Bachelor of Criminology
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
When a crime occurs there are typically two parties involved: the offender and a victim. In the past, the field of criminology often ignored the victim: however in the last few decades victims were given renewed attention. This subject introduces students to the area of victimology by exploring various issues/discussions such as: the history of victimology; the rise of victim movement; the nature and extent of criminal victimisation; the victimisation of specific groups; the consequences of victimisation; the relationship between the victim and criminal justice system; and the victim's rights in the criminal justice system. The subject aims to provide students with a better understanding of where victims fit (and the role they play) into the criminal justice system and in the field of criminology more broadly.
Assessment 1 Online Quiz: 1500 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5 Assessment 2 Written Assessment: 1500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5 Assessment 3 Take Home Exam: 500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5
- Written Assessment (40%)
- Take Home Exam (30%)