SPOL38190 Child Abuse, Sexual + Domestic

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module addresses contemporary thought on non-accidental injury to children, child sexual abuse, sexual violence, domestic violence and prostitution in Ireland and includes an overview of the social and justice responses to these problems. Drawing on social justice and human rights frameworks to critically appraise the key themes, the module aims to equip students with a working knowledge of the issues involved and some of the practice responses to the issues. The module draws on a range of empirical data, psychological and sociological theory and practice experience to consider the parameters of these issues in Ireland in an international context. The module is designed in such a way as to create an opportunity for critical engagement with the course material.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Understand the dynamics of child abuse and the appropriate assessment frameworks
2. Understand the importance of psychological and sociological ways of understanding harm against children
3. Understand the dynamics of domestic violence and the impact on victims
4. Understand the dynamics of sexual violence, the impact on victims and justice and therapeutic responses to them
5. Adopt a critical approach to understanding prostitution
6. Adopt a social justice and human rights framework to critically appraise the key themes of the module

Indicative Module Content:

This module addresses contemporary thought on non-accidental injury to children, child sexual abuse, sexual violence, domestic violence and prostitution in Ireland and includes an overview of the social and justice responses to these problems. Drawing on social justice and human rights frameworks to critically appraise the key themes, the module aims to equip students with a working knowledge of the issues involved and some of the practice responses to the issues.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

100

Lectures

20

Total

120

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
For the academic year 2020 - 2021 this module is being delivered online with live online lectures, slides uploaded and Questions and Answers 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: A 3000 word assignment to be submitted December 18th 2020 Unspecified n/a Graded No

100


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Individual feedback will be sent to all students post assessment. Grades will be made available at end of examining period for semester one

Name Role
Ms Mary Kennedy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 14:00 - 14:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 14:00 - 14:50
Autumn