Gender, Crime and Violence
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.
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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of gender, crime and violence from a transnational perspective.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity and significance of feminist approaches to criminology and an intersectional framework for giving a gendered account of crime.
- 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.
- Demonstrate an ability to examine the relationship between forms of knowledge and forms of everyday living.
- Demonstrate and ability to examine the ways in which the social construction of gender is implicated in the conduct and character of crime
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of race when discussing and analysing crime.
- Week 1: Introduction: Femininity, Masculinity and Intersectionality
- Week 2: Gendered State Crime
- Week 3: Gendered Crimmigration
- Week 4: Gendered Hate Crime
- Week 5: Gendered War Crime
- Week 6: Feminist Criminology
- Week 7: Domestic Violence in Australia
- Week 8: Violence against Women in the Arab World
- Week 9: Colonization and the Abuse of Indigenous Women: Now and Then
- Week 10: International Crime and Femininity: Women and Terrorism
- Week 11: International Crime and Masculinity: Male Terrorists
- Week 12: Conclusion
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-Gender, Crime and Violence (No longer available)
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
NCCW (pre-2020 units) GEN312, GEN310, GENX310 Pre-requisite 130cp at 1000 level or above NCCW (2020 and onwards) GEND3010 Gender, Crime and Violence
- 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.
This subject was previously known as GENX310 Gender, Crime and Violence.
A growing body of research from criminology, psychology, sociology, media studies and gender studies focuses on gender in relation to crime. How are the social constructions of masculinity and femininity, within and across cultures, implicated in the conduct and character of crime? The unit explores this central question across a range of topics such as domestic violence and terrorism. We also consider intersecting identities, including race and ethnicity, class, sexuality, and religion, in the construction of both perpetrators and victims of crime. The unit's focus on conflicts and displacements allows it to move from the personal to the transnational, from the intimate sphere to global geopolitics.
- Online Participation (20%)
- Critical Analysis (35%)
- Research Essay (45%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 05 Nov 21
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