Criminology predominantly focuses on explanations for criminal behaviour and the operations of the criminal justice system at the expense of ignoring the place of victims. Yet the 'study of victims and victimization has the potential of reshaping the entire discipline of criminology' (Fattah, 1997, p. 183). This subject addresses the lack of attention paid to the victims of crime and introduces students to the subdiscipline of victimology.
Academic unit: Faculty of Society & Design Subject code: CRIM12-210 Subject title: CRIM12-210: Forensic Victimology Subject level: Undergraduate Semester/Year: May 2017 Credit points: 10.000
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- Tutorial: x12 () - Weekly Tutorial
Attendance and learning activities: Attendance and participation relates to lectures and tutorial sessions where a student roll will be circulated each week. Students are required to attend 80% of the lecture and tutorials sessions and participation will be noted on a weekly basis.
- Burgess, A. W., Regehr, C. R., & Roberts, A. R., (2012). Victimology Theories and Applications. 2nd Ednd, London Jones and Bartlett Publishers
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|Academic unit:||Faculty of Society & Design|
|Subject title:||CRIM12-210: Forensic Victimology|
|Attendance and learning activities:||Attendance and participation relates to lectures and tutorial sessions where a student roll will be circulated each week. Students are required to attend 80% of the lecture and tutorials sessions and participation will be noted on a weekly basis.|
|[email protected] & Email:||[email protected] is the online learning environment at Bond University and is used to provide access to subject materials, lecture recordings and detailed subject information regarding the subject curriculum, assessment and timing. Both iLearn and the Student Email facility are used to provide important subject notifications. Additionally, official correspondence from the University will be forwarded to students’ Bond email account and must be monitored by the student.
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Understand theories of victimisation and the role of the victim in the criminal justice system.
- Apply these theories to case studies and criminal justice issues.
- Develop critical thinking skills in relation to issues of victimisation including false reporting and false victims of the criminal justice system among others.
- Develop responsibility in relation to self and others.
Type Task % Timing Outcomes assessed Computer-Aided Examination (Closed) Closed book Ilearn exam 50.00% Final Examination Period 1,2,3 Oral Pitch Individual Presentation 30.00% Week 4 1,2 *Class Participation Attendance and Participation - Attendance and participation relates to lectures and tutorial sessions where a student roll will be circulated each week. Students are required to attend 80% of the lecture and tutorials sessions and participation will be noted on a weekly basis. 20.00% Progressive 1,2,3,4
High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking. Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas. Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above. Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment. Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.
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|Computer-Aided Examination (Closed)||Closed book Ilearn exam||50.00%||Final Examination Period||1,2,3|
|Oral Pitch||Individual Presentation||30.00%||Week 4||1,2|
|*Class Participation||Attendance and Participation - Attendance and participation relates to lectures and tutorial sessions where a student roll will be circulated each week. Students are required to attend 80% of the lecture and tutorials sessions and participation will be noted on a weekly basis.||20.00%||Progressive||1,2,3,4|
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Additional subject information
Subject overview and what is the study of victims
The need for forensic victimology
Examines the history of victimology to date and discusses the need for a forensic focus.
Empirical patterns and who are crime victims
Statistical approaches to victimisation and the use of statistical data in the examination of victims of crime.
Preparing a victimology
Fundamental principles involved in forensic victimology and compiling a victimology/victim assessment.
Psychological Aspects of Victimity
Examines fundamental concepts involved with the psychological aspects of becoming a victim.
Intimate Partner Violence
Fundamental concepts of intimate partner violence and stalking.
Workplace and School Violence
Workplace offenders and their victims.
Victims of Homicide
Homicide victims, their families and the community.
Sexual offenders and their victims.
Examines support systems available for victims.
Victims of the criminal justice system
Examines victims of the criminal justice system, such as miscarriages of justice.
Future of victimology
Summary and conclusions.