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Victims' Rights - CRIM3018
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Course Outline: School of Social Sciences
 
 
Campus: Kensington Campus
 
 
Career: Undergraduate
 
 
Units of Credit: 6
 
 
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
 
 
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
 
 
Enrolment Requirements:
 
 
Prerequisite: 24 units of credit in the Criminology stream or enrolment in Program 3422 or 4763 and 12 uoc in Level 2 SLSP courses and 18 uoc in Level 2 Criminology courses
 
 
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 1 (more info)
 
   
 
Further Information: See Class Timetable
 
  

Description

Subject Area: Criminology

This course provides an introduction to victims' rights and victimology as emerging areas of criminological theory and practice. Victimology, as a distinct discipline of criminology focused on the subjectivity and agency of the victim of crime, will phrase an inquiry into the various means by which victims are now accorded some role within the criminal justice system. The emerging significance of the victim will be assessed through the various programs now calling for the participation of the victim as relevant subjects of law and justice. These include frameworks of victims' rights, victims' compensation and the inclusion of victims in sentencing.


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