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Gender, Crime and Violence

Undergraduate | MAQ-GENX3010 | 2024

Previously MAQ-GENX310

Study gender in relation to crime. Look at masculinity and femininity – alongside race, ethnicity, class and religion – and the parts they play. Learn about feminist approaches to criminology and gendered accounts of crime.

Study method
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Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Gender, Crime and Violence

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of gender, crime and violence from a transnational perspective.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity and significance of feminist approaches to criminology and an intersectional framework for giving a gendered account of crime.
    3. Analyse critically a variety of texts (documentaries, novels, media articles, poems, news clips) and data sources concerning gender within their historical, social and theoretical contexts.
    4. Demonstrate an ability to examine the relationship between forms of knowledge and forms of everyday living.
    5. Demonstrate and ability to examine the ways in which the social construction of gender is implicated in the conduct and character of crime
    6. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of race when discussing and analysing crime.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-GENX310 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) GEN312, GEN310, GENX310
Pre-requisite 130cp at 1000 level or above
NCCW (2020 and onwards)
GEND3010 Gender, Crime and Violence

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

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

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Bachelor of Arts

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