Unit title & code :- Victims and Victimology ASS075-2
Assignment number and title :- 1 /Scenario-based Case study
Assignment type :- Case Study
Weighting of assignment :- 100%
Size or length of assessment :- 2500 words +/- 10% Note that reference lists do not count in the word limit.
ASS075-2 Victims And Victimology Assignment 2 – UK
Unit learning outcomes :-
1.Demonstrate the following knowledge and understanding:
Synthesise the theoretical and practical concepts of providing initial contact and support to victims survivors and witnesses who have been affected by offending or anti-social behaviour.
2.Demonstrate the following skills and abilities:
Analyse situations and apply key theories and concepts in respect of offender and victim relationships victim status victim support and the victim’s role within the criminal justice system.
What am I required to do in this assignment?
The only assignment for this unit is a scenario-based case study. You will be provided with a written visual scenario and will be required to make notes on your approach. These notes will be developed into a case study, which will allow you to demonstrate your understanding of the legislation policies procedures and theoretical concepts underpinning dealing with victims, survivors and witnesses.
You need to present a written argument that is focused reasoned evidenced logically organised appropriately concluded and referenced by a recognised system Harvard to address given questions about youth and crime. You will be given feedback on your work and you will be able to gauge your strengths and address areas where you need to make improvements in your knowledge, analysis and communication skills.
What do I need to do to pass? (Threshold Expectations from UIF)
In order to pass Assessment 1 you will need to:
• Identify and apply the relevant legislation and procedures relating to the initial and ongoing support given to victims survivors and witnesses
• Identify the options for supporting individuals and the rationale used in determining the most appropriate action to be taken for the individuals concerned
• Describe and evaluate the impact of crime on victims survivors and witnesses and explore their need for protection respect recognition information and confidentiality
• Identify analyse and evaluate key concepts in respect of offender and victim relationships victim status victim support and the victim’s role within the criminal justice system.
How do I produce high quality work that merits a good grade?
Develop a case study of 2000 words on a specific type of crime or victimological experience. For your assessment you will choose a particular type of crime such as hate crime domestic violence sexual violence or state crime critically consider victims experiences criminal justice and societal responses awareness and consider possible alternative approaches. The work will be split into three core parts:
• Part 1 will consider the existing literature related to your chosen area of focus developing a coherent synthesis of academic perspectives and victimological debates;
• Part 2 will consider victim orientated existing policy laws criminal justice practitioner interventions responses and public under standing and awareness of your chosen crime;
• Part 3 requires you to develop a creative alternative response to how the experiences of victims of your crime of choice could be improved. Examples could include suggested criminal justice responses policies or awareness campaigns. You should be as detailed and innovative as possible, using existing literature to develop your arguments. This aspect of the assessment in particular requires you to apply your learning and knowledge considering not only what services and provisions currently exist for victims but also how these could be improved. You could create visual materials to evidence and support their ideas. The final report will not have a set format but we will develop your assessments individually and collectively through work shops and assessment focused tutorials.