CRIM302 What's Sex Got to Do With It? Sex, Crime and Justice

Updated: 26 February 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites (CRIM100 or CRIM101 or CRIM104 or SOCY104) or 24cp
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Helena Menih (
Unit Description

Gender is a key social dimension in our society. Based on different access to power and social resources in society, gender impacts on crime, victimisation and criminal justice. In order to explore and understand changes in the nature and extent of female and male offending/victimisation, it is important to critically consider how gender, femininity, masculinity and intersections with other statuses, shapes crime, victimisation and consequently social and legal responses to both. Drawing on theoretical explanations, this unit examines the differences between men and women in crime rates and patterns of offending, victimisation, criminal justice responses and experiences.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. critically identify how gender shapes various patterns and experiences of criminal activity, victimisation and criminal justice;
  2. critically discuss how gender and intersections with other statuses impact on offending/victimisation, criminal justice and experiences;
  3. critically analyse and evaluate the issue(s) of gender when considering criminal involvement, victimisation and criminal justice; and
  4. demonstrate and apply theoretical knowledge in understanding the links between sex, gender, crime and criminal justice.