Overall learning goals
After completion of this course the students should be able to:
- Demonstrate by during discussions in class and in the paper to have learned about a topical issue in victimology and criminal justice research by giving reasoned opinions and assess new situations by applying acquired knowledge and insight.
- Evaluate and assess strategies, policies and regulations on current issues in victimology and criminal justice, by interpreting and commenting on these strategies, policies and regulations.
- Be able to indicate and identify possible solutions for contemporaneous victimological problems.
- Write a structured paper, following the instructions in ‘how to write a paper for a MA-course’, on an aspect of a topical issue in victimology and criminal justice reflecting the overall objectives.
The course will take place in block 3 (second semester). During the Autumn semester the specific topic for currens issues will be announced via blackboard. This will be one of the following topics: human trafficking, Cultural Victimology or Green Victimology.
The course ‘Current Issues in Victimology’ is designed to study and discuss topical issues in Victimology during a limited period of time in which lectures are given. Students will be immersed into the topic chosen and will study it from different angles and disciplines. Lectures are offered by experts from INTERVICT and experts in various streams in victimological research in the form of guest lectures. Students are challenged to develop and test their skills in group work and presenting. |
Students pass the course if the grade of the group assignment (presentation and paper, 10%) and the paper (90%) is 5,5 or higher.