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 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|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$929.55|
|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
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- 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.
- 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