CRIM 324

Sexual Violence

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

20 points

CRIM 212 (or 211 or 214); one 200-level course from ANTH, CRIM, HIST, LAWS, MDIA, PSYC, PUBL, SOSC, SPOL

Tuition fees


Set Text

There is no set text or book of student notes for this course. All required and recommended readings will be placed on Blackboard by the Course Coordinator.

CRN 18023Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Lynzi Armstrong. Other instructor: Jan Jordan.

Trimester 1

Teaching dates 29th February 2016 - 24th April 2016

  1. Tuesday
    14:10 - 16:00
    Hunter HULT119

Teaching dates 2nd May 2016 - 5th June 2016

  1. Tuesday
    14:10 - 16:00
    Hunter HULT119

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.