Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3104: Victimology

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Miss Anna Kotova (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


This module will introduce you to the concept of “victim”. We will discuss the meaning of this term, and whether it should be extended to include “secondary victims” of crime such as relatives of primary victims and relatives of offenders. In the second part of the module, we will move on to consider the extent to which victims should be allowed to participate in the criminal justice process and engage with the various ways they do so in the UK, US and other countries. We will consider both involvement in the traditional court process and restorative justice, and discuss the pros and cons of such involvement for the process, the victim, the offender, and society as a whole.

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