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Gender, Crime and Violence - GENX310

A growing body of research from criminology, psychology, sociology, media studies and gender studies focuses on gender in relation to crime. How are the social constructions of masculinity and femininity, within and across cultures, implicated in the conduct and character of crime? The unit explores this question across a range of topics. Gender is complicated by other dimensions of difference: race and ethnicity, class, sexuality and generation, and these are also considered. The gendered construction of both perpetrators and victims of crime are considered. Special attention is paid to Australian material, but the displacements of modernity and globalisation (through the need to find work or to escape conflict, for example) are also considered.

When Offered:

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Dr Rebecca Sheehan



NCCW(s): GEN312, GEND310, GEND220
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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