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CRIM12-210: Victimology


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.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of theories of victimisation and the role of the victim in the criminal justice system. 2. Apply these theories to case studies and criminal justice issues. 3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in relation to issues of victimisation including false reporting and false victims of the criminal justice system among others. 4. Demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start16/05/2022
Subject start16/05/2022
Cancellation 1?30/05/2022
Cancellation 2?06/06/2022
Last enrolment29/05/2022
Withdraw – Financial?11/06/2022
Withdraw – Academic?02/07/2022
Teaching census?10/06/2022