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LAWS6105: Child Sexual Abuse: Diverse Perspectives

This unit of study examines the socio-legal complexities of responding to child sexual abuse in society. The unit presents students with a theoretical and multidisciplinary framework for understanding and evaluating contemporary issues relevant to child sexual abuse. More specifically the unit of study will analyse the nature of child sexual abuse and the underlying dynamics of such victimisation. Students will critically evaluate different strategies and models directed at identification and prevention of child sexual abuse and critically analyse legal responses to child sexual victimisation.

Code LAWS6105
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate understanding of the nature of child sexual abuse, its sequelae and impacts by drawing on relevant multidisciplinary perspectives, knowledge and the findings of research
  • LO2. demonstrate a theoretical and multidisciplinary understanding of contemporary issues related to child sexual abuse prevention and intervention
  • LO3. demonstrate understanding of the needs of victims and survivors of child sexual abuse and a capacity to critically evaluate how these needs have been responded to by society generally, and through legal and justice systems
  • LO4. demonstrate capacity to critically evaluate relevant socio-legal research, policy and other materials related to child sexual abuse and societal responses to child sexual abuse

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