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Course module: 670090-M-6
Theories and Perspectives on Victimization
Course info
Course module670090-M-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg Law School; TLS: INTERVICT; International Victimology Institute Tilburg;
Is part of
M Victimology and Criminal Justice
dr. A.K. Bosma
Other course modules lecturer
S.B.L. Leferink
Other course modules lecturer
E. Mulder, MSc
Other course modules lecturer
prof. dr. A. Pemberton
Other course modules lecturer
P. van de Ven, MSc
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
Starting block
SM 1/  SM 2
Course mode
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 13/08/2018 09:00 up to and including 31/07/2019
  • Describe and explain of the leading theories and perspectives in victimology, including:

-        Criminological perspectives, including repeat victimization, routine activities, lifestyle exposure, fear of crime, punitivity and other results of victim surveys and types of modern crime prevention;

-        Psychological perspectives, concerning the effects of crime on victims and the way victims are viewed;

-        Legal perspectives, including the victim in the criminal justice system and restorative justice;

-        Sociological perspectives, including an analysis of social reaction to crime and victimization over the ages, the impact of victims rights in recent developments of criminal justice and penology, the importance of feminist and critical theory and the development of the victim movement and victim advocacy;

  • Combine, dissociate and compare/contrast the different perspectives and theories in victimological phenomena;
  • Identify and analyse theoretical, empirical or practical problems related to victimological phenomena and assess these problems using the different perspectives and theories above;
  • Substantiate and defend an independent and critical standpoint in regard to existing theories and knowledge.
The course consists of 12 lectures, covering the main perspectives in victimology:

Criminological Perspective 
Restorative perspectives                                                                                            
Justice perspectives                                                                                                   
Social psychological perspectives   
Social constructionist and critical perspectives
Practical perspectives                                                                 
Timetable information
670090-M-6|Theories & Perspectives on Victimization
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 1118-10-2018
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 1208-01-2019
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 2103-06-2019
Required materials
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