Forensic Victimology

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Forensic Victimology

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Criminal Justice, Criminology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    Criminology predominantly focuses on explanations for criminal behaviour and the operations of the criminal justice system at the expense of ignoring the place of victims. Yet the 'study of victims and victimization has the potential of reshaping the entire discipline of criminology' (Fattah, 1997, p. 183). This subject addresses the lack of attention paid to the victims of crime and introduces students to the subdiscipline of victimology.

    Learning Objectives
    1. Understand theories of victimisation and the role of the victim in the criminal justice system.
    2. Apply these theories to case studies and criminal justice issues.
    3. Develop critical thinking skills in relation to issues of victimisation including false reporting and false victims of the criminal justice system among others.
    4. Develop responsibility in relation to self and others.

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