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Virtually all aspects of crime and criminal justice are gendered. For instance, patterns of both offending and victimization follow heavily gendered patterns, while the criminal justice system is itself a traditionally ‘masculine’ institution. Likewise, both offending and victimization are implicated in the performance of gender identity. In this subject, students will be invited to critically interrogate ways in which gender shapes experiences of crime, victimisation and the operation of the criminal justice system, drawing on contemporary theory, research and applied case studies. This subject will also support students in developing the skills to communicate key theories, concepts, research and debates on gender and crime to a range of different audiences, utilising diverse mediums.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Describe the key features of theoretical and conceptual frameworks for understanding gender
- Explain the relevance of theories of gender to criminological research and practice
- Synthesise criminological (and other relevant) research relating to gender
- Critically appraise criminological research and criminal justice practice relating to gender
- Communicate relevant theory and research to a range of different audiences and using oral and written communication skills
- Assess the work of peers in a respectful and constructive manner through the application of assessment rubrics.
- Critical analysis
- Content area expertise
- Ability to synthesise academic literature and theory
- Ability to work collaboratively with peers
- Ability to communicate complex ideas using a range of modes
- Ability to undertake independent research.
Last updated: 31 January 2024