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This unit provides students with a comprehensive, empirically based, international and interdisciplinary overview of domestic violence. It will provide a critical perspective on domestic violence research that is of interest to justice professions and arises in many other employment contexts.
Domestic violence is a crime that is pertinent to virtually all justice professions and contexts from policing to law and justice policy. It is also a central issue in health care and social services, and arises in many other employment contexts. This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to research and issues in the field that students will be able to apply in many areas of practice.
The aim of this unit is to provide students with a comprehensive, empirically based, and interdisciplinary overview of domestic violence with a view to understanding and preventing it. It will provide a critical perspective on domestic violence research.
After completing this unit, you should be able to:
1. demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and impact of domestic violence (Discipline Knowledge - Course Learning Outcomes 1.1, 1.2)
2. explain and analyse factors involved in domestic violence perpetration and victimisation (Critical Thinking and Basic Research Skills - CLOs 4.2, 4.3)
3. investigate and analyse how domestic violence intersects with social categories such as race, class, age, immigration status, nationality, sexuality and gender (Discipline Knowledge, Professional Ethics, Problem Solving - CLOs 1.5, 2.2, 2.3, 5.1, 5.2).
· Dynamics and impact of domestic violence
· Myths and facts about domestic violence
· Factors involved in domestic violence perpetration and victimisation
· How domestic violence intersects with social categories like race, class, age, immigration status, sexuality, nationality, and gender
This unit will be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online delivery. Internal delivery consists of a two-hour lectorial and one hour of additional online activity. External delivery consists of a recorded two-hour lectorial with the option of synchronous participation via Collaborate and one hour of additional online activity. Lectorials may include lectures, guest speakers, discussion and other activities.
QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.
A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.
Bancroft, Lundy (2002).
Why Does He DO That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men. New York: Putnam
Additional unit readings will be available via QUT Readings and/or links in Blackboard.
There are no out-of-the-ordinary risks associated with this unit.
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