Core Module Information
Module title: Victimisation and Victimology

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SSC10113
Module leader: Estelle Zinsstag
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The module begins with an examination of the definitions and representations of victimisation and the ways in which we can measure and research the extent of victimisation and individuals? experiences of victimisation. You will examine theoretical explanations of victimisation and explore the relationship between victimisation and the social divisions of class, race, age and gender. The module will cover recently emergent themes in victim-centred research (e.g. topics like victims of white collar and corporate crime, globalisation and transnational victimisation) and more established themes (e.g. fear of crime/victimisation). The module concludes with an examination of victim-centred criminal justice models (e.g. restorative justice) the role of the victim in the criminal justice process more generally, and the growth of support services for victims.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Evaluate approaches to measuring and researching victimisation.

LO2: Critically reflect on the social construction of victims and ‘victimhood’.

LO3: Compare and analyse theoretical perspectives within victimology.

LO4: Debate the role of the victim in the criminal justice system.

LO5: Critically reflect on criminal justice policy and service delivery in relation to victims of crime.

LO6: Compose and communicate coherent arguments through the analysis of relevant literature, critical thinking and enhanced writing skills.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Stephanie Fohring
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Independent Learning Guided independent study 167
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 80 1,2,3,4 & 5 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Oral Presentation 20 1,2,3,4,& 5 7 HOURS= 10 minutes
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SSC10113 Victimisation and Victimology