NS7208: Vulnerability and Victims in Forensic Contexts

NS7208: Vulnerability and Victims in Forensic Contexts

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Vulnerability and Victims in Forensic Contexts
Module Code NS7208
Module Tutor Jacqueline Wheatcroft
School School of Natural and Social Sciences
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 7
Brief Description
Indicative Syllabus
  • Vulnerability and theories of victimology
  • Mythology, media and law
  • Violence and abuse (adults and children)
  • Domestic violence and IPA
  • Sex offending groups and victims
  • Sexually motivated murder
  • Substance use and vulnerability

Multi-agency working

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of relevant conceptual theories and approaches to vulnerability and assessment with regard to child and adult victims in forensic contexts.


  1. Critically assess theoretical approaches and research literature in the explanation of vulnerability and victim impact.


  1. Illustrate the special needs of victims, risk assessment and multi-agency approaches.
Learning and Teaching Activities

Scheduled Contact Hours: 24 Independent Learning Hours: 126

Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Assignment: Individual: 3000 Words
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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