University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
GEND 101 or GEND 102 or SOCI 103 or 54 points
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
The emergence of victimology within the field of criminology, the evolution of different victimological perspectives, and the relationship between victims of crime and the criminal justice system.
Victimology is a branch of criminology devoted to the study of criminal victimization, focussing on crime's precursors, events and impacts. This paper examines the emergence of victimology, the evolution of different victimological perspectives, and the relationship between victims of crime and the criminal justice system.
Lectures: 2 hours per week
Tutorials: 1 hour per week starting from the second week.
There are three key themes:
- The emergence of victimology
- The evolution of different victimological perspectives
- The relationship between victims of crime and the criminal justice system
Within each theme, attention is paid to criminal victimisation in relation to social difference, especially gender, race-ethnicity and class.
- A broad knowledge of the literature and key debates of victimology
- Comparing and contrasting traditional and emergent approaches of critical and radical victimology
- Analysis of social perceptions of and reactions to crime and victimisation
- Examining debates of the rights of crime victims in the justice setting
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