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CJC3271 - Victimology in South Africa

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Mr Robert Peacock


South Africa First semester 2007 (Day)


As for CJC2271


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the study field of victimology.
  2. Apply knowledge of criminal victimisation theories and perspectives/approaches to particular contexts.
  3. Demonstrate the ability critically to assess victimisation risk and to develop victimisation vulnerability profiles.
  4. Critically appraise the impact of criminal victimisation on individuals, society, the ecology and economy.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of empowerment strategies for survivors of crime.
  6. Use appropriate science and technology effectively and responsibly when dealing with victimisation without harming society, the environment or individuals.
  7. Work and communicate with others as membesr of multi-disciplinary teams to deal effectively with
  1. [need different objective for 3rd year level of unit, e.g. 'Students taking this unit at a third year level will be expected to demonstrate a greater level of understanding of theoretical and interpretive issues'.


Written essay (1600 words): 35%; Two Tutorial assessments (450 words each): 20%; Written examinations (2 hours): 45%.

Contact hours

One X 2hr lecture and one 1hr tutorial session/week


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