VICTIMOLOGY: VICTIMS, JUSTICE AND THE LAW

LST2VIC

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will analyse the concept of 'victim' within domestic and international contexts, utilising practical and theoretical understandings of victimisation. Four key variables (gender, age, race and class) are investigated to expand student understandings of who and what constitutes an "ideal victim" within the media and the courtroom. The subject also examines the impact of victim's rights discourses in shaping traditional and alternative responses to crime and punishment. The concept of 'victim' will be further explored to consider the ways in which some groups might be victimised by the law, including Indigenous Australians, injured workers, and asylum seekers. Students will also deconstruct the concept of 'victimhood' and determine the extent to which it is useful in legal and social settings.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTarryn Phillips

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in Bachelor of Criminology (LBCR or LBCRB), Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws (LZCRL or LZCRLB), or Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science (LZCPY or LZCPYB), or Bachelor of Arts (ABA) with successful completion of 15 cps of LST coded subjects or subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LST3VIC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTBAPrescribedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and examine key trends and issues in victimology.

Activities:
online activities and seminars; readings, discussions and activities; exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

02. Identify and explain the key elements of different theoretical approaches within victimology

Activities:
online activities and seminars; readings, discussions and activities; exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

03. Produce a research essay that demonstrates an interdisciplinary approach to analysing a topic of relevance to victimology

Activities:
online activities and seminars; readings, discussions and activities; essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

04. Work within a team to prepare and deliver a tutorial presentation on a topic of relevance to victimology

Activities:
seminar participation and discussions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTarryn Phillips

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1.5-hour exam (1,500 words equivalent)30 01, 02
One 1,000-word research essay and group presentation (500 word equivalent)45 01, 03
One written reflection (500 words)10 01, 04
Ten online quizzes (1000 words equivalent)15 01, 02

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTarryn Phillips

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1.5-hour exam (1,500 words equivalent)30 01, 02
One 1,000-word research essay and group presentation (500 word equivalent)45 01, 03
One written reflection (500 words)10 01, 04
Ten online quizzes (1000 words equivalent)15 01, 02