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Victimology is an online unit provided by Griffith University through Open Universities Australia that focuses on the role that crime victims play in the perpetration of a crime. A victimologist will argue that the academic field of criminology tends to avoid or ignore the role of the victim, and this unit tries to balance these scales by inquiring into the victims of crime.
This unit includes a history of victimology as a legitimate type of study, the rise of the victim movement, the widespread extent of victimisation and the consequences of it. The interaction between the victim and the criminal justice system will be examined as well as the victimisation of certain racial, ethnic, societal and sub-cultural groups.
Organisations and programs which recognise and champion victim’s rights and needs within the justice system are also studied in this unit.
It is expected that students will have a basic understanding of Level 1 criminology units prior to enrolling in this unit/
In this Victimology unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course/s:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Once you’ve finished this specialised victimology unit you will be able to understand the issues which impact victims of crime, understand and articulate the nature of victimisation across cross sections of society and different types of crime, and you will be familiar with and understand key theories and methodical ways of looking at victimology.
You will also be able to understand the theory and method behind research and practices related to this field.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.