JSB286 Domestic Violence

Unit synopsis

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.

Faculty
Faculty of Law
Study area
Law and justice
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Locations
Semester 2, 2018
23 July 2018 - 16 November 2018
  • Gardens Point
  • Gardens Point (External)

Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2018: $820
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2018: $2,688
International student fee
2018: $3,636

Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as part of our study abroad or exchange programs
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
96cp of previous study

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

Unit outlines

Coordinator

Name
Molly Dragiewicz
Email
molly.dragiewicz@qut.edu.au
Phone
3138 7121

Rationale

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.

Aims

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.

Learning outcomes

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).

Content

· 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

Approaches to teaching and learning

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.

Assessment items

Name #1: Critique
DescriptionStudents will provide a written critique on an assigned text using information from assigned texts and films from the unit. 2000 words maximum.
Weighting40%
Due dateWeek 6
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2 and 3
Name #2: Examination (written)
DescriptionAn end of semester exam will be scheduled during the central examination period. The exam will cover all unit material including readings, online links, films, and lectures from the semester.
Weighting60%
Due dateCentral exam period
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2 and 3

Academic integrity

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A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.

Resource materials

Required textbook:
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.

Risk assessment statement

There are no out-of-the-ordinary risks associated with this unit.

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