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
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.
This is a limited entry course.
Coordinator: Lynzi Armstrong. Other instructor: Jan Jordan.
Teaching dates 29th February 2016 - 27th March 2016
Teaching dates 4th April 2016 - 24th April 2016
Teaching dates 2nd May 2016 - 5th June 2016
For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.