Victims of Crime

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Victims of Crime

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Criminal Justice, Criminology, Justice Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Module Code SSLC608 Level 6 Credit 15
    Victimology has received increasing attention in Criminology, reflecting a growing emphasis on victims in
    criminal justice policy. The module covers key theoretical perspectives, which include recent radical, critical and
    feminist victimologies, as well as the more traditional approaches. These perspectives are used to examine
    patterns in victimisation and the effects of victimisation, especially in relation to groups whose victimisation is
    less visible (for example, children), raising questions about the social contexts in which forms of victimisation are
    defined. The responses of the criminal justice system to victims are also considered along with government
    policy and international aspects of victimisation.

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