This course is designed to introduce students to the issues and concepts central to an understanding of sexual violence. The focus of the course is on the study of adult rape/sexual assault and child sexual abuse. The course explores the causes, characteristics and consequences of sexual violence, examining issues for both the victims and offenders of these crimes. Topics covered may include theories of sexual offending, criminal justice system responses, victim impacts and survival, rape prevention, and offender treatment programmes. 55% internal assessment, 45% examination.
Taught by the School of Social & Cultural Studies, part of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
The set text for this course is a book of student notes available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Campus.
This is a limited entry course.
Coordinator: Jan Jordan.
Teaching dates 13th July 2015 - 23rd August 2015
Teaching dates 7th September 2015 - 18th October 2015
For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.