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Victimology, 15.0 hp

The course focuses on crime victims, their legal rights and needs and how society meets these needs. The course offers a platform for discussing questions such as the concept of victimization, i.e. who is defined as a crime victim, what needs of support and protection victims are understood to have and how legal actors and other actors in society can offer assistance. The course also provides interdisciplinary knowledge about victimization from a behavioral and social perspective.

Victimology, 15.0 credits

Welcome to the course Victimology 2017!

I am very excited to welcome you to the course Victimology. The aim of this course is to analyze crime victims, their legal rights and needs and how society meets these needs. The course offers a platform for discussing questions such as the concept of victimization, i.e. who is defined as a crime victim, what needs of support and protection victims are understood to have and how legal actors and other actors in society can offer assistance. The course also provides interdisciplinary knowledge about victimization from a behavioral and social perspective.

The first class for the fall semester of 2017 will be on 31st of October, in S305, at 10.15. The registration will also take place at the first lecture, so it is very important that everyone are present. If you cannot attend this first lecture you must contact us and let us know, otherwise you will lose your chance to take this course.

You find the preliminary schedule for the course and other course information on the open website and when registered, on the Cambro website. It is very important that you regularly visit the Cambro site to keep informed in regards of the schedule as seminars may be relocated, topics changed or other last-minute adjustments made as the course progresses.

Mandatory readings for each seminar will be posted on the Cambro site at least one week before each seminar. You are expected to have read the relevant readings before the respective seminar. Please note that active participation in all seminars is mandatory. Also be mindful that invited lecturers may have travelled long distances and undertaken careful preparations for your benefit.

In the end of the course, you are to write and submit an examining paper. Further instructions will be provided in class and at the Cambro website.

In matters regarding the schedule, syllabus, readings etc., please contact the head of the course, Karin Åström, at e-mail karin.astrom@umu.se or by phone number 090-786 94 82. You could also contact course secretary Katarina Lundqvist on phone number 090-786 88 28, or e-mail katarina.lundqvist@umu.se

Welcome!

Karin Åström