Revision Guidance

10 credit revision guidance

2 hours, 4 questions – to show the breadth of your understanding.

Answer ALL questions on the paper – questions are equally weighted

Consider the following to help direct your revision:

At the end of this module you should be familiar with how we know what we know about victims of crime: but also the problems with existing systems, which might miss information for various reasons. One of the key issues we’ve discussed is the way in which the media might portray some victims of crime, and the impacts of this – not just on the victim and defendant, but broader societal impacts. You might also want to read more about the direct and indirect effects of victimisation. I would also expect you to be aware of the rights that victims have in the UK, and how these have changed over time.

 

20 credit revision guidance

2 hours, 2 questions – to show the depth of your understanding.

Answer ALL questions on the paper – questions are equally weighted

Consider the following to help direct your revision:

At the end of this module I would expect you to be able to think critically about key issues in victimology. In particular, I expect you will understand what we do and do not know about victims of crime – and be able to relate this to issues which may result from our varying knowledge. I would also expect you to be considering issues around the different sources of support for victims, and whether providing this to victims is important.

 

We shared some revision techniques and ideas, summarised below:

  • Look for points for and against an argument.
  • Look for underlying themes or principles which link the key ideas
  • Condense your notes repeatedly, until you end up with a single page of revision notes
  • Mnemonic devices – make up acronyms or funny phrases to remind you of the key ideas
  • Teach the subject to someone else
  • Mind maps
  • Post its in places you visit while revising (fridge, TV etc.)
  • Record yourself talking through the key points, and listen to the recording as you go to sleep
  • Write exam answers to practice questions – particularly thinking about structures to answers
  • Time your writing – how much can you write in 30 minutes or an hour
    Get someone else to test you