Module title: Victimisation and Victimology

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

Module code: SSC10113
Module leader: Stephanie Fohring
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science
Prerequisites

To study this module you will need the learning equivalent to the module listed or have passed this module:
SSC09108 - Crime, Control and Punishment

2018/9, 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:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LO 1-6: The lectures and tutorials will use a range of methods to encourage student participation and critical thinking (audio-visual; group discussions and debates; reflective learning; media). Students will engage with theoretical frameworks and learn to apply them to debates on victimisation to develop their understanding. Students will be expected to access Moodle online learning to remain up to date with lecture notes and information about tutorials and to receive direction towards focussed reading and a range of shared resources.


Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment will take place in tutorial. The module leader will lead tutorials for the first half of the module, as this is when key concepts/theoretical approaches are covered. During the second half of the module we will flip the class room and focus on preparation for the exam. In small groups, students will be responsible for presenting and critically appraising one of the required readings each week (one of three). This will include a summary of the readings key points, theoretical relevance, methodology (if relevant), and significance to the topic of discussion on a given week. These points must be provided for other students either via a PowerPoint presentation or handout. Students will also be expected to foster group discussion during this activity.


Summative Assessment:
The module will be assessed via a single assessment worth 100%. The assessment will be a ‘take home exam ’.
Students will be required to answer two essay question from a set of 6, much like a regular exam, but will be given 2 weeks to do so. Essay questions will be provided during the last week of class so that students will have the opportunity to ask questions. The finished exam will then be submitted via Turnitin during the regular exam period.



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


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

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.


Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - WALKLATE, S. (2007) HANDBOOK OF VICTIMS AND VICTIMOLOGY: ROUTLEDGE, 1st ed.
Core - DAVIES, P. (2007) VICTIMS, CRIME AND SOCIETY: SAGE, 1st ed.
Recommended - LETSCHERT, R. AND DIJK, J.J.M. (2011) THE NEW FACES OF VICTIMHOOD: SPRINGER, 1st ed.
GOODEY, J. (2005) VICTIMS AND VICTIMOLOGY: PEARSON EDUCATIUON LIMITED, 1st ed.
MAGUIRE, M. (2012) THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF CRIMINOLOGY: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 5th ed.
INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF VICTIMOLOGY: SAGE
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