Professional Certificate in Victimology

Arium School of Arts & Sciences

Course introduction

This course focuses on the victims rather than the offenders: why they have been “rediscovered” recently, why they often do not report crimes to the police, how some victims might share responsibility for the crimes with the offenders, how they can be repaid for their losses through offender restitution and government compensation; and what new services are available to help victims prevent crime and survive attacks.

Course Benefits

At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Increase their familiarity with basic terms, concepts, and definitions in victimology;
    • Define basic terms and concept in Victimology.
  • Gain knowledge of the core debates that make up the discipline of victimology;
    • Identify the different positions and debates in Victimology.
  • Understand the difference between criminology and victimology;
    • Differentiate the two concepts.
  • Understand methods to measure victimization;
    • Identify and explain the different types of research and study on crime and victims.
  • Develop an understanding of the interactions between victims and offenders, victims and the criminal justice system, and victims and the larger society;
    • Recognize and assess the relationship between victims and the criminal justice system, and the larger society
  • Develop an understanding of the nature, types, and prevalence of family abuse and family violence;
    • Understand the nature, types , and prevalence of family violence and abuse
  • Recognize the need for victim services & identify the different services available in Singapore.
    • Identify and understand the availability of victim services.

Course Outline

What is Victimology?
The Rediscovery of Crime Victims
Violent Crimes
Victims’ Contributions to the Crime Problem
Victims and the Criminal Justice System
Victimized Children
Victims of Violence by Lovers and Family Members
Victims of Rape and Other Sexual Assaults
Victims with Special Problems
Repaying Victims
Victim Services in Singapore
Victims in the Twenty-First Century
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Trainer Profile

Our Lecturers

All our lecturers are selected based on their subject expertise, experience and dedication. They are required to possess at least a Masters in their subject expertise. With their years of work experience, they will also be able to illustrate topics in class with real world examples. We are committed to provide a high standard of service by promoting an environment conductive to student learning through a low student-teacher ratio of 30:1. Currently, we have 50 adjunct lecturers. A brief profile of some of our lecturers is given below.

Details of our lecturers can be found on our website.