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CRIME, VICTIMS AND JUSTICE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Queensland - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectLegal Studies
Number & Suffix: 115
Full UC Title: CRIME, VICTIMS AND JUSTICE 
Transcript Title: CRIME/VICTMS&JUSTCE 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: There are two actors within a criminal act - the perpetrator and the victim. Victimologists argue that the study of criminology has neglected the role of crime victims and focused too much attention on the perpetrator of crime. Victims of crime are the central focus of this course. Emphasis is on the roles and characteristics of victims, victim interaction with the criminal justice system, the use of victimisation data, a critical understanding of matters pertaining to the impact of crime on individuals, families and society more generally. On successful completion of this course, students have a better understanding of key debates within victimology, forms of victimisation, the impact of criminal victimisation, the role of victims in the criminal justice system, as well as victims’ rights and needs. Programs aimed at alleviating and recognising victims' suffering will be analysed e.g. restorative justice, victim and offender mediation, victim impact statements and the role of support initiatives. Some recent directions in victimology are explored, including critical victimology, environmental victims, and transnational victims of slavery and human trafficking. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: CRIME, VICTIMS AND JUSTICE 
Partner University Department: School of Social Science 
Partner University Course Number: CRIM2011