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Critical Victimology - LAWS6356

Year - 2019

This unit examines various perspectives on the recognition of victims of crime as participants in the criminal justice system. This unit examines the victim of crime as a dynamic agent of justice by considering the role of the victim in the development of criminal law, the removal and exclusion of the victim in criminal justice, the rise of the victim right's movement, the development of victim rights and human rights, and the contemporary relocation of the victim in common law and statute, and as a participant of the criminal trial. It encourages a critical appreciation of the criminal justice system by examining competing theories of victimisation and the attempt to place these theories into a particular policy context. Through a discrete examination of the needs of particular victim groups, law reform inquiries and commissions, and reforms to the criminal trial, this unit will challenge the major assumptions of the removal of the victim from the criminal justice system, and will critically evaluate the often incomplete and fragmented way in which victims are granted a level of recognition in the modern justice system on a domestic and international basis.

oct 18, 19 and nov 1, 2 (9-5)

class participation (20%), 1200wd essay synopsis (20%) and 5000wd essay (60%)

Additional information
Academic Profile The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis


Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive November

21 Oct 2019

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 15 Nov 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Assoc Prof Tyrone Kirchengast
HECS Band: 3
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