VICTIMOLOGY: VICTIMS, JUSTICE AND THE LAW

LST2VIC

2021

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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTarryn Phillips

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning Activitiesonline activities and seminars; readings, discussions and activities; essay

Capstone subjectNo

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 (ABABU, ABA, RBA, HUSBAM, HUSBAW, BEBAP, ABAB, ABAW, ABAM, ABAS) with successful completion of 15 cps of LST coded subjects or subject coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsLST3VIC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify and examine key trends and issues in victimology.
02. Identify and explain the key elements of different theoretical approaches within victimology
03. Produce a research essay that demonstrates an interdisciplinary approach to analysing a topic of relevance to victimology
04. Work within a team to prepare and deliver a tutorial presentation on a topic of relevance to victimology

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTarryn Phillips

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1.5-hour exam (1,500 words equivalent) Exam consisting of multiple choice and short answer sections

N/AOther written examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

One 1,000-word research essay and film analysis (500 word equivalent)

N/AOtherCombinedNo45 SILO1, SILO3

One written reflection (500 words) 500 word reflection on portrayals of victims in the media

N/AOtherGroupNo10 SILO1, SILO4

Ten online quizzes (1000 words equivalent) 10 x 100 word equivalent quizzes throughout the semester

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTarryn Phillips

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1.5-hour exam (1,500 words equivalent) Exam consisting of multiple choice and short answer sections

N/AOther written examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

One 1,000-word research essay and film analysis (500 word equivalent)

N/AOtherCombinedNo45 SILO1, SILO3

One written reflection (500 words) 500 word reflection on portrayals of victims in the media

N/AOtherGroupNo10 SILO1, SILO4

Ten online quizzes (1000 words equivalent) 10 x 100 word equivalent quizzes throughout the semester

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTarryn Phillips

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1.5-hour exam (1,500 words equivalent) Exam consisting of multiple choice and short answer sections

N/AOther written examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

One 1,000-word research essay and film analysis (500 word equivalent)

N/AOtherCombinedNo45 SILO1, SILO3

One written reflection (500 words) 500 word reflection on portrayals of victims in the media

N/AOtherGroupNo10 SILO1, SILO4

Ten online quizzes (1000 words equivalent) 10 x 100 word equivalent quizzes throughout the semester

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTarryn Phillips

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1.5-hour exam (1,500 words equivalent) Exam consisting of multiple choice and short answer sections

N/AOther written examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

One 1,000-word research essay and film analysis (500 word equivalent)

N/AOtherCombinedNo45 SILO1, SILO3

One written reflection (500 words) 500 word reflection on portrayals of victims in the media

N/AOtherGroupNo10 SILO1, SILO4

Ten online quizzes (1000 words equivalent) 10 x 100 word equivalent quizzes throughout the semester

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTarryn Phillips

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1.5-hour exam (1,500 words equivalent) Exam consisting of multiple choice and short answer sections

N/AOther written examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

One 1,000-word research essay and film analysis (500 word equivalent)

N/AOtherCombinedNo45 SILO1, SILO3

One written reflection (500 words) 500 word reflection on portrayals of victims in the media

N/AOtherGroupNo10 SILO1, SILO4

Ten online quizzes (1000 words equivalent) 10 x 100 word equivalent quizzes throughout the semester

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2