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Undergraduate | USA-JUST3008 | 2024


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Study method
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Start dates
24 June 2024,
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Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
10 weeks

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About this subject

  • By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to: 

    1. Discuss victims' rights and analyse the effectiveness of relevant legislation aimed at upholding these rights. 
    2. Identify and explain the limitations of crime data and the complexity of victimisation according to demography and crime type. 
    3. 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. 
    4. Identify the historical origins and modern developments of victimology and analyse different theoretical and political perspectives concerning victimology. 
    5. Evaluate and apply approaches and principles to criminal justice system responses to victims of crime.

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Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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