Gender, Crime and Justice
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- 29 May 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:
- Understand and demonstrate how gender shapes patterns and experiences of offending/criminalisation, victimisation and criminal in/justice both locally and globally
- Understand and demonstrate how intersections between gender and other social structural oppressions such as class, race, ethnicity, Indigeneity and sexual identity impact experiences of offending/criminalisation, victimisation and criminal in/justice both locally and globally
- Articulate feminist criminological theory, method and research findings at a local and international level
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills by using feminist and other critical criminological frameworks to unpack the limitations of malestream orthodox criminology
- Course introduction, gender and intersectional patterns of 'offending'/criminalisation and victimisation
- Feminist criminology
- Putting the gender of men into criminology
- Queer criminology
- Gender and interpersonal physical violence
- Gender and sexual violence
- Gender, sex work and trafficking
- Gender, illicit drugs and street crime
- Gender and crimes of the powerful
- Gender in the court
- Cis and transgender imprisonment
- Prison masculinities
This is not an introductory subject, it is a second year subject. You must have a basic understanding of the first year criminology subjects. Students who have completed more than 2 OUA units (GPA 4.0+) and are planning on completing the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice are strongly encouraged to enrol in the degree. Part of this process will involve registering your study plan with Griffith University, which will help to ensure that you are studying the required units.
No additional requirements
Despite the public's obsession with crime, victimisation and criminal justice, despite the morbid fear that crime and victimisation arouses, despite the endless volumes written to account for offending, victimisation and criminal justice processing, gender, the most powerful social factor of all has been virtually ignored by criminologists." (Leonard, 1982). This course explores the persistent and profound differences women and men's experiences of crime. The course considers how gender intersects with other social categories such as race, class, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity to shape crime and responses to it.
- Essay (40%)
- Online Quiz 1 (20%)
- Online Quiz 2 (20%)
- Online Quiz 3 (20%)
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