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ACR203 - Crime, Victims and Justice

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

ASL224

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Clare Farmer

Prerequisite:

4 credit points at any level

Corequisite:

 Nil

Incompatible with:

ASL224

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit examines different categories of victims, theoretical perspectives on victimisation and the key issues that arise in the treatment of victims at various stages of the criminal justice process. Topics covered include victim typologies, sexual assault victimisation, victims of violent crime, victims of international crimes, victims at the border and victims of the Australian criminal justice system. The unit encourages students to critically consider the ways that victims are responded to by the various agencies of the criminal justice system, the media and the community.

Assessment

Research and Writing Exercise, 25%, 1000 words

Report, 25%, 1000 words

Essay, 50%, 2000 words

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