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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Discuss victims' rights and analyse the effectiveness of relevant legislation aimed at upholding these rights.
- Identify and explain the limitations of crime data and the complexity of victimisation according to demography and crime type.
- Discuss the impact of crime on victims and critically appraise the different ways the criminal justice system, welfare system and society respond to victims of crime.
- Identify the historical origins and modern developments of victimology and analyse different theoretical and political perspectives concerning victimology.
- Evaluate and apply approaches and principles to criminal justice system responses to victims of crime.
- Introducing victimology and victims’ rights
- Consequences of victimisation
- Nature and extent of victimisation
- Causes of victimisation
- From victim to offender
- Violence against women and children
- Justice for victims of crime
- Victims and the criminal justice system (police)
- Victims and the criminal justice system (courts and corrections)
- Victim rehabilitation
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
In this course, you’ll investigate the study of crime victims and their interactions with the criminal justice system. Explore who victims of crime are and what it means to be victimised, and re-victimised. Study the impacts of trauma and look at experiences of crime, and legal and criminal justice responses to crime from a victim perspective. Examine the historical origins and modern developments of victimology in Australia and around the world, considering societal definitions of what constitutes victimisation, victims' rights, and relevant legislation that provides avenues for compensation and restoration.
An important focus of the course is the impact of crime upon victims and how the criminal justice and welfare systems respond to victims' needs before, during and after criminal justice processes. You’ll learn about victims' interactions with police, the courts and correctional services and examine how these systems can be improved to enhance opportunities for rehabilitation and just outcomes.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a third-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
- Continuous Assessment (60%)
- Project - 1800 words (40%)