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.
At the end of this course students will be able to:
|What is Victimology?
The Rediscovery of Crime Victims
|Victims’ Contributions to the Crime Problem|
|Victims and the Criminal Justice System|
Victims of Violence by Lovers and Family Members
|Victims of Rape and Other Sexual Assaults
Victims with Special Problems
Victim Services in Singapore
|Victims in the Twenty-First Century
Review of Course
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.