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Course module: 670092-M-6
Life-course Victimology
Course info
Course module670092-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
L. Khadraoui, MSc
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
Starting block
SM 1
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
    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 instructions

Active participation

Type of exams

Written Exam
Three assignments

Compulsory Reading
  1. 1. Finkelhor, David, Childhood Victimization, Oxford University Press, 2008, ISBN ISBN 9780195342857.
  2. A selection of compulsory articles will be posted on Blackboard prior to the lecture.
Timetable information
670092-M-6|Life-course Victimology
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 1119-12-2018
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 1218-01-2019
Required materials
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