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ACR203 - Crime, Victims and Justice

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

ASL224

Unit chair:K Fitz-Gibbon
Prerequisite:

4 credit points at any level

Corequisite:

 Nil

Incompatible with:

ASL224

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment

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

  • Self-Reflection (500 words – 25%)
  • Presentation (1000 words or equivalent –25%)
  • Research Essay (2000 words – 50%)

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