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Gender, Crime and Justice

Undergraduate | GRF-CCJ215 | 2024

Seek to explain the profound differences between genders in crime rates, patterns, victimisation, and criminal justice system experiences and responses. Then consider intersections between gender, Indigeneity, class and sexual orientation.

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Enrol by
19 May 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
27 May 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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Gender, Crime and Justice

About this subject

  • After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:

    1. Understand and demonstrate how gender shapes patterns and experiences of offending/criminalisation, victimisation and criminal in/justice both locally and globally
    2. 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
    3. Articulate feminist criminological theory, method and research findings at a local and international level
    4. Demonstrate critical thinking skills by using feminist and other critical criminological frameworks to unpack the limitations of malestream orthodox criminology

Entry requirements


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.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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