CULT 3013 Gender, Crime and Violence

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101561

Coordinator Robyn Newitt 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

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. Violence against women and children
5. Cultural justifications for violence
6. Technology, the internet and gendered offending
7. Intersections of gender, class and crime
8. Critical perspectives on race, ethnicity and gendered crime
9. Sexual minority experiences of violence and victimisation
10. Prevention of gendered violence
11. 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

2022 Semester 1

Penrith (Kingswood)

Day

Subject Contact Robyn Newitt Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Liverpool

Day

Subject Contact Robyn Newitt Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Online

Online

Subject Contact Robyn Newitt Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact David-Jack Fletcher Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Sydney City

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Subject Contact Andrey Zheluk Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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