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030543 KU Intimate partner violence and homicide (2019W)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Sprachnachweis bei Verfassung der Hausarbeit auf Englisch
Teilnahmevoraussetzung für Studierende der Rechtswissenschaften ist die positive Absolvierung einer der Lehrveranstaltungen aus dem Kernbereich des Wahlfachkorbs Strafjustiz und Kriminalwissenschaften



max. 20 participants
Language: German, English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 09.10. 10:00 - 11:00 Seminarraum SEM62 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG (Kickoff Class)
Wednesday 16.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM63 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Wednesday 23.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM63 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Wednesday 30.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM63 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Wednesday 06.11. 10:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum SEM63 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course covers intimate partner violence (IPV) and intimate partner homicide/femicide (IPH/IPF).

Students will be made familiar with theories concerning violence and control mechanisms and current international research on IPV and IPH. They are expected to be prepared for classes (readings) and contribute to discussions in class. We will be discussing and reflecting on findings on IPV/IPH.

Main focuses:
Types of IPV
Violence as a means of control in intimate relationships
Gender-specific aspects
Masculinity and gender roles
From IPV to IPH

Obligatory term paper: students are required to hand in a term paper. They are expected to find, choose and sum up one relevant journal article on IPV/IPH independently (1 to 2 pages). Feedback will be given if needed.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be assessed based on their contributions to and attendance of the class as well as the term paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements for a positive grade are:
- Attending three out of four classes.
- Contributing to the discussion in two out of four classes.
- Handing in a term paper.

If the term paper is written in English students will receive the "Fremdsprachennachweis" (please pay attention to the required minimum of semester hours). If the paper is handed in in German students will not receive the "Fremdsprachennachweis".

Examination topics

Reading list

Literature will be provided via Moodle.
Term paper: students are required to conduct independent literature research.

Association in the course directory

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