• Offered by School of Regulation and Global Governance
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Research
  • Course subject RegNet
  • Areas of interest Law, Sociology, Asia Pacific Studies, Criminology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Imelda Deinla
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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This course addresses the diversity, scale and character of violence beginning with a review of theoretical explanations about causes and concluding with an analysis of remedies for both individual and collective violence and aggression, with a particular focus on violence against women in Australia and the Asia Pacific. Both individual and collective events of violence are covered in this course through case studies such as mass violence, institutional forms of violence, and sexual offences. The course focuses on four main approaches - law, health, crime, and regulation. Policy and interventions by states, local communities, and civil society are examined, including the prevention and elimination of violence in different contexts will be critically discussed.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the key approaches to explaining violence.
  2. Analyse critically and compare the impact and responses on violence against women from law, health, crime, and regulation perspectives.
  3. Demonstrate critical understanding of the role of state and non-state actors and institutions in contributing to or in the prevention and elimination of violence against women in Australia and the Asia Pacific.
  4. Demonstrate capacity for evidence base research and evaluate strategies used to prevent and end violence.
  5. Demonstrate the capacity to communicate the main ideas about the causes of, and responses to, violence

Indicative Assessment

  1. Class participation (10) [LO 1,2,5]
  2. Group presentation (10) [LO 2,3,5]
  3. Research and writing plan, 1000 words (20) [LO 3,4]
  4. Major essay, 3500 words (60) [LO 4,5]

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This course will require 30 contact hours and 130 hours workload in total.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

Heitmeyer, John Hagan, eds  International Handbook of Violence, Kluwer, 2003

Teasdale, Brent, and Mindy Bradley, eds. Preventing Crime and Violence. Springer, 2016.

Preliminary Reading

Archer, Dane, and Rosemary Gartner. Violence and crime in cross-national perspective. Yale University Press, 1987.

Demmers, Jolle. Theories of violent conflict: An introduction. Routledge, 2016.

Renzetti, et al. Sourcebook on Violence Against Women, 2nd ed. California, Sage Publications (2011)



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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9187 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View

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