Sociology and Criminology

Gender, Crime and Justice

Module code: L4113B
Level 5
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework

This module examines gender, crime and justice across a range of topics such as intimate violence, sex work, the night-time economy, street crime, crimes of the powerful, policing, the courts and forms of punishment. It includes all gendered identities and establishes why and how gender is significant to various aspects of crime and justice. It engages with contemporary debates within feminist criminology about whether and to what extent criminal justice approaches should be used as a means to achieve gendered justice.

Module learning outcomes

  • Critically understand gender as a concept
  • Critically understand the significance of gender to crime and justice
  • Apply a gendered analysis to a range of topics related to crime and justice
  • Undertake critical analysis of criminological research and literature pertaining to gender, crime and justice