Victims of Crime
University of Westminster
Area of Study
Criminal Justice, Criminology, Justice Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewVICTIMS OF CRIMEModule Code SSLC608 Level 6 Credit 15Victimology has received increasing attention in Criminology, reflecting a growing emphasis on victims incriminal justice policy. The module covers key theoretical perspectives, which include recent radical, critical andfeminist victimologies, as well as the more traditional approaches. These perspectives are used to examinepatterns in victimisation and the effects of victimisation, especially in relation to groups whose victimisation isless visible (for example, children), raising questions about the social contexts in which forms of victimisation aredefined. The responses of the criminal justice system to victims are also considered along with governmentpolicy and international aspects of victimisation.
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