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This course will introduce students to the contemporary issue of violence in society and its impact on the community. A broad overview will be provided of five main areas of violence: child protection; family violence; youth violence; institutional and cultural violence; and, criminal and forensic violence.
The problem of violence has become one of the most critical concerns of our society, affecting people of all ages, across all cultures and social groupings. This course will introduce students to the contemporary issue of violence in society and its impact on the community. The course provides students with an opportunity to develop theoretical and research informed knowledge and an appreciation of human service responses to this issue. The course will also teach students to analyse the diversity of factors that influence national and international programme development and policies. Course content covers a range of topics: human rights; child protection; family violence; youth violence; violence toward animals; institutional and cultural violence; and, criminal and forensic violence.
To examine the social, economic and political implications of violence on New Zealand society To introduce students to research and literature pertaining to child protection and violence against children, from an international and New Zealand perspective To introduce the area of family violence, including violence in intimate relationships, elder abuse and violence perpetrated by children / young people Consider issues pertaining to youth and violence, including the ways in which violence perpetrated by youth has consequences for victims, families of perpetrators and victims, and the wider community To explore issues relating to institutional and cultural violence, in particular violence that occurs through the actions of an organisation or the people who are its agents To consider institutional and cultural violence as extending beyond direct acts of physical and psychological aggression to incorporate the violation of civil, political and social rights To consider formal and informal social responses to violence To examine a range of intervention paradigms relevant to this issue
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Within the weekly tutorials, discussion of lecture material is designed to help you explore the concepts being taught in the course as you prepare your written work for assessment. You will be automatically enrolled in a tutorial by the university enrolment system.
Maria-Victoria Perez Y Perez
Violence & society;
SAGE Publications, 2011 ([electronic resource]
Recommended reading:Taylor, Annabel, & Connolly, Marie (eds.) (2013). Understanding violence : context and practice in the human services, Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, New Zealand
Academic Integrity Guidance for Staff and Students
Referencing for Social Work & Human Services
Using EndNote for referencing
Writing guides for Social Work & Human Services
Course material in HSRV103 will be provided in two main contexts: lectures and tutorials. The course is team-taught, so lectures will be given by a number of lecturers. Attendance is not compulsory but is strongly recommended.
Domestic fee $746.00
International fee $3,038.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Language, Social and Political Sciences.