Feminist criminological approaches, contemporary debates around gender and justice, and critical examination of traditional and alternative responses.
This paper will engage in a critical exploration of theoretical and policy debates
in criminology and in the criminal justice system, with an explicit focus on issues
of gender and gendered violence. We will explore critical criminological approaches
and feminist perspectives, using these to study a range of issues: sex work, trafficking,
prisons, restorative justice and online harassment.
This paper can be taken at both 200- and 300-levels. All students attend the same lecture. The 300-level students have their own tutorial stream and set of assessment tasks.
|Paper title||Gender, Crime and Justice|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- 18 200-level GEND or SOCI points or 108 points
- GEND 210
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work's website
- Teaching staff
Course co-ordinator: Dr Fairleigh Gilmour
- Paper Structure
- This paper is in three parts. The first explores the development of feminist and intersectional criminological research. The second explores women and prisons. The third module examines alternative understandings of justice.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two 50-minute lectures per week, plus a weekly tutorial
- Textbooks are not required for this paper. There is a course reader.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, critical thinking.
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- Learning Outcomes
- By the end of this paper, students should
- Have developed a broad knowledge of the relationships between gender, justice and intersectionality
- Be able to think critically about gender, crime and the criminal justice system
- Have developed skills for clear and effective intellectual argumentation