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ACR203 - Crime, Victims and Justice

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


Unit chair:K Fitz-Gibbon

4 credit points at any level



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 4-5 x 3 hour Seminars per Trimester.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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.


Self-Reflection (500 words – 25%)

Presentation (1000 words or equivalent –25%)

Research Essay (2000 words – 50%)

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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