2023-2024 / CRIM3098-1

Introduction to victimology


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in law3 crédits 
 Bachelor in political sciences : general4 crédits 
 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...) (Faculty of Law, Political Science and Criminology)4 crédits 
 Bachelor in human and social sciences3 crédits 
 Bachelor in human and social sciences (New programme)4 crédits 
 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...) (Faculty of social sciences)4 crédits 
 Bachelor in psychology and education : general3 crédits 


Serge Garcet

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Part I: Definitions of victims
Part II: Symbolic Representations about victims 


Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Learn to know

Knowledge: Being able to define and describe different concepts. Understanding: Being able to explain issues related to the victim and victimization phenomena.

Learn to do

Synthesis: To be able to associate and reorganize the knowledge in a transversal and interdisciplinary undertstanding .

Synthesis: To be able to situate the victimological question in a historical, philosophical, ideological and sociological perspective.

Assessment: Being able to question the construction of scientific knowledge in victimology from an epistemological perspective.

Learn to be
Be able to integrate several sources of learning.
Be able to manage deadlines in learning.
Develop a critical sense.    

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

no prerequisites

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Learning is achieved through a "mixed" integration modality. The course consists of a set of MOOC modules in victimology to be followed remotely (4  sessions)  and face-to-face sessions . It is also based on the provision of power-point supports by theme which are an integral part of the course. The practical organization of face-to-face sessions  is available on e-campus.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

See the previous point

Recommended or required readings

Will be available on-line on e-campus:

- Powerpoint slides.

Spécific content related to the course and available in the Mooc (see organizational point).

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

Additional information:

The exams consists in January and September of an exam on the subject (PPT course materials + question-and-answer sessions + MOOC modules) in the form of a face-to-face multiple-choice questionnaire (30 questions) in addition 1 per correct answer; -0.5 by mistake 0 by abstention.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The student must register on the Fun platform at Mooc entitled Victims Introduction to victimology in order to follow the capsules related to the course.
URL de la page d'inscription : https://www.fun-mooc.fr/fr/cours/victimes-introduction-la-victimologie/
- Page FACEBOOK  : https://www.facebook.com/MOOC-VictimeS-Introduction-%C3%A0-la-victimologie-100334532375824


Place des Orateurs, 1, Bât. B 33
4000 LIEGE (Sart-Tilman)
Sur rendez-vous
tel. 04/366 39 20

Julie Debroux
Place des Orateurs, 1, Bât. B 33
4000 LIEGE (Sart-Tilman)
tel. 04/366 31 59

Association of one or more MOOCs

The MOOC entitled 'VictimeS : Introduction à la victimologie (D4)' is associated with this course.

Additional information:

The following modules are part of the course:
Module  1 : Définitions de la victime

1.1 Qu'est-ce que la victimologie?

1.2 Qu'est-ce qu'une victime ?

1.3 D'une victime à l'autre

1.4 La victime à l'épreuve du social

3.1 Affaires Dutroux - d'Outreau: de l'enfance martyrisée à la souffrance sociale


Module 2: Représentations et images de la victime

2.1 La dimension sacrificielle

2.2 Guerres, génocides et travail de mémoire

2.3 Victime agissante ou accusatoire ?

2.4 Pourquoi l'animal est le grand oublié de la victimologie ?


Items online

slides available online
contents and some informations about the course "Victimology, an introduction"