CRIM 4338 Family Law and Family Violence | UNB

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Family Law and Family Violence

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Criminology CRIM 4338 Three (3) credit hours

Examines the challenges faced by victims of family violence in the family law processes, the protections in place for victims of family violence in these processes, and options for resolving legal disputes when family violence is present. Considers the unique needs of vulnerable groups and the importance of collaborative approaches to safety for survivors of family violence. This course is cross listed as FVI 4338 and SOCI 4338. Credit can only be obtained for one of CRIM 4338, FVI 4338 or SOCI 4338.

Disclaimer: Some of the content may include topics that students could find traumatizing, triggering or offensive. The material in this course can include strong language, sexual content, violence and inequities.

Instructor: Maria Conroy (please contact instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: 3 ch in Family Violence, Sociology or Criminology

Why take this course?

  • This is a core course for the Family Violence Issues Certificate Program at UNB.
  • Recognize family violence considerations in reported family law decisions.
  • Recommend safeguards for parenting arrangements when family violence is present.
  • Consider the impact of family violence on resolution to family law matters.

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • 2 x Written Assignments (25% each)
  • 2 x Tests (25% each)

Fees and payments

There is a $150 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course in addition to applicable tuition & fees. Learn more about tuition and fees and methods of payment.