1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
2 of CRIM1101, CRIM1102
Assignment(s), Case study, Poster
Topic description

This topic will explore the relationship between victims and agencies of criminal justice, including police, prosecution, courts and corrections. Students will become familiar with concepts related to the status, roles and rights of victims of crime. Areas of intensive study may include: victims of genocide, victims of miscarriage of justice, measures of victimization, cultural views of victims/survivors.

Educational aims

This topic aims to develop understanding of the victim and victimology.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Evaluate concepts and process of victimology
  2. Assess criminal processes against the challenge of victim-centred justice and victimology understanding
  3. Determine barriers to the development of more victim-centric processes

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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