After succesfully completing the course, the student should have:
- a clear understanding of and insight in the correlations between victimization and vulnerability;
- a clear understanding and insight in how the different aspects of vulnerability of different groups are intertwined:
- a clear understanding of and insight in the multiple dimensions of vulnerability of children.
|This course starts with a general introduction to the conceptual and operational definitions of victimization and vulnerability. Several theoretical concepts will be discussed in an attempt to explore how different social and/or cultural categories, such as gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, class and nationality may be relevant in explaining the vulnerability of different groups with a specific focus on children. In this course the vulnerability of children to victimization will be highlighted as well as the overlap and co-occurrence of different types of victimization and the common risk factors and effects. We will review findings on the incidence, risk factors and effects of child victimization and suggest integrative concepts.|
Type of instructionsLecture
Type of examsWritten Exam
- 1. Finkelhor, David, Childhood Victimization, Oxford University Press, 2008, ISBN ISBN 9780195342857.
- A selection of compulsory articles will be posted on Blackboard prior to the lecture.