Course Title: Victimology
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Victimology
Credit Points: 12.00
365H Global, Urban and Social Studies
Course Coordinator: Dr Michele Ruyters
Course Coordinator Phone: +(61) 3 9925 2537
Course Coordinator Email: email@example.com
Course Coordinator Location: Building 37. Floor 4. Room.10
Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
Victimology refers to the study of victims, victimisation, and victim experiences. In this course you will learn about victims of criminal and other harms in the context of the Australian legal and support systems, as well as media and society more broadly. You will learn about the history of victim’s rights movements and victim-oriented reforms, as well as key principles informing contemporary responses to victimisation. Through a series of case studies, you will reflect on nature and impacts of victimisation, as well as client-led, trauma-informed and intersectional practice in legal and service sector responses.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Apply knowledge of the extent, nature and impacts of victimisation of a variety of crime types
2. Critically analyse the history, role and rights of victims in Australian legal and support systems
3. Demonstrate application of effective responses to disclosures of victimisation, based on client-centred, trauma-informed and intersectional practice
Overview of Learning Activities
This course is generally delivered online, but may feature some face to face delivery, or a mix of both.
You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, seminars, project work, class discussion, individual and group activities.
Overview of Learning Resources
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems including the Canvas course site and RMIT Library.
There are also services and resources available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student website.
Overview of Assessment
You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.
Assessment Task 1: Quizzes, 20% CLO1 and CLO2
Assessment Task 2: Literature Review, 50%, CLO1 and CLO2
Assessment Task 3: Case Study Reflective Essay, 30% CLO 1 and CLO3
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.