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GEND210 Gender, Crime and Justice

This paper explores feminist criminological approaches and contemporary debates around gender and justice. We 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 200-level students have their own tutorial stream and set of assessment tasks.

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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 200-level students have their own tutorial stream and set of assessment tasks.

Paper title Gender, Crime and Justice
Paper code GEND210
Subject Gender Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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Prerequisite
18 100-level GEND or SOCI points or 54 points
Restriction
GEND 310
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
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

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper 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

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
Friday 09:00-09:50 9-12, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 10-13, 15-21
T2 Friday 12:00-12:50 10-12, 15-21
T3 Friday 13:00-13:50 10-12, 15-21

Feminist criminological approaches, contemporary debates around gender and justice, and critical examination of traditional and alternative responses.

This paper begins by exploring the development of feminist and intersectional criminological research. The first section will explore how academic understandings of crime and justice are developed and discuss the androcentric history of criminological research. The second section will explore key contemporary debates in feminist criminology. The final section will conclude the paper with an exploration of alternative models of justice and alternative perspectives on gender and crime.

This paper can be taken at both 200- and 300-levels. All students attend the same lecture. The 200-level students have their own tutorial stream and set of assessment tasks.

Paper title Gender, Crime and Justice
Paper code GEND210
Subject Gender Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
18 100-level GEND or SOCI points or 54 points
Restriction
GEND 310
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

sgsc@otago.ac.nz

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

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  • 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

^ Top of page

Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22
Friday 09:00-09:50 9-14, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 10-15, 17-21
T2 Friday 12:00-12:50 10-14, 17-21
T3 Friday 13:00-13:50 10-14, 17-21