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.
Feminist criminological approaches, contemporary debates around gender and justice, and critical examination of traditional and alternative responses.
This paper explores victimisation, criminalisation, the operation of criminal processing
systems and alternative possibilities from feminist criminological perspectives. This
paper begins by exploring the development of feminist and intersectional criminological
research. The second section will explore key contemporary debates in feminist criminology.
The final section takes an intersectional approach and explores disability, queer
criminology, Indigenous perspectives, migration and service-user perspectives.
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|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$955.05|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 18 100-level GEND or SOCI points or 54 points
- GEND 310
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- More information link
View more information on the School of Sociology, Gender Studies, and Criminology'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 key debates in feminist criminology. The third module examines differential experiences of crime and criminalisation.
- Teaching Arrangements
Two 50-minute lectures per week, plus a weekly tutorial.
Gibbs, Anita and Gilmour, Fairleigh Evelyn (2022). Women, Crime and Justice in Context: Contemporary Perspectives in Feminist Criminology from Australia and New Zealand. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking.
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- 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