CULT 3013 Gender, Crime and Violence

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101561

Coordinator Ashlee Gore Opens in new window

Description In recent decades, models and understanding of gender have become a major way of explaining crime and victimisation. Most obviously, feminist researchers have pioneered studies of the neglected victimisation of women from male violence and the impact of gendered discourses on the criminal justice system. This unit will critically engage with this material and also focus on contemporary accounts of the links between criminal offending and different violent and non-violent masculinities. Lastly, the shifting regulation of different sexualities and their criminalisation will be analysed.

School Social Sciences

Discipline Criminology

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) CULT 1024

Restrictions

Successful completion of 80 credit points including the pre-requisite subject listed above.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of explaining the relationship between violence, crime and gender.
  2. Apply key feminist and critical masculinities theories to contemporary issues pertaining to crime and victimisation.
  3. Understand and analyse the gendered aspects of the law and criminal justice system.
  4. Develop policy and practice-orientated responses to gendered crimes and victimisation.

Subject Content

1. Feminist theories and research
2. Critical masculinities theory
3. Gendered perspectives on the law
4. Women's Victimisation and Offending Nexus
5. Gender, War, and Militarization
6. Colonization and the Abuse of Indigenous Women: Now and Then
7. Sexual minority experiences of violence and victimisation
8. Critical perspectives on race, ethnicity and gendered crime
9. Technology Facilitated Violence against Women
10. Gender and Crimes of the Powerful
11. Prevention of gendered violence
12. Gender, justice and punishment

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Case Study 500 words 10 N Individual
Report 1,000 words 30 N Individual
Professional Task 1,500 words 50 N Individual
Quiz 10 x 1 per week 10 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Autumn

Penrith (Kingswood)

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Liverpool

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Online

Online

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WSU Online TRI-2

Wsu Online

Online

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Sydney City Campus - Term 2

Sydney City

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