Victimology (2014CCJ)

When a crime is perpetrated there are usually two parties involved ; the perpetrator and a victim. Victimologists argue that the field of criminology has tended to ignore the role of crime victims and has focussed predominantly on the offender and the types of crimes they commit. This course attempts to rectify this imbalance in the field by focusing on victims of crime. The course will present students with an introductory analysis of the field of victimology. Specifically, a number of victim-related issues will be canvassed in this course, including: a discussion of the history of victimology as a field of study and the rise of the victim movement; the prevalence and extent of criminal victimisation; the consequences of victimisation; the interaction between the victim and the criminal justice system; the victimisation of particular groups; and theories of victimisation. Also covered will be programs that recognise victim's rights and needs in the criminal justice system.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Undergraduate

Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 2Mt Gravatt Trimester 2Online Trimester 2

Course offerings and timetables

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
8 July 2019
Last day to add a course
21 July 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
4 August 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
8 September 2019

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must enrol in this Class
Class (47630) Weeks 1 - 5, Mid-Trimester Break, 6 - Exam week This is a non-timetabled class. Please refer to the course profile for further information.

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
8 July 2019
Last day to add a course
21 July 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
4 August 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
8 September 2019

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

This course is FULL. Please check the School link above for further information, otherwise try again later as additional places may become available.
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Seminar
Seminar (47582) Full Monday 16:00 - 18:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G40 4.114
Griffith Health Centre
Gold Coast Campus
This course has reached capacity and students wishing to enrol can do so Online. Please email ask-ccj@griffith.edu.au if you have any queries.