JST220 Gender and Crime (8)

This subject will provide students with a comprehensive study of issues relating to sex and gender in the criminal justice system. Students will engage with key theories of feminism, postmodernity, critical criminology, intersectionality, power and queer theory. Concepts of gender, sexuality, masculinity and femininity will be critically analysed. Relationships between gender, law, sexuality, policing, policy, politics, crime and media will be explored. These relationships will be examined through topics such as discrimination, harassment, pornography, sex work, trafficking, abortion, sexual violence, domestic violence, workplace rights, and security.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Online
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
Online
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JST220. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Assumed Knowledge

JST1XX

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to understand and critically analyse relationships between gender, law, sexuality, policing, policy, politics, crime and media;
  • be able to critically engage with key theories of feminism, postmodernity, critical criminology, intersectionality, power and queer theory;
  • be able to critically discuss and apply their understanding to the subject content
  • be able to demonstrate an interdisciplinary approach to understanding crime, gender and sexuality;
  • be able to articulate their understanding clearly and cogently;
  • be able to use the work of major theorists and authors to inform their understanding;
  • able to demonstrate a growing professional awareness by being professional in all communications and conduct with academic staff and other students, and through presentation of assignments

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to sex and crime: concepts of masculinity and femininity, sexuality, refresher on feminist theory; Topics such as: Discrimination: anti discrimination legislation, limits and potentials of legislation to address discrimination, workplace rights; Intersectionality: vulnerability, race, class and gender; LGBTI: rights and the law, LGBTI and policing, identity, sexuality, transgenderism and the law; Harassment: sexual harassment, gender and the workplace; Gender and the body: abortion, family planning, consent, identity politics; Sex crimes: sexual violence, incest; Trafficking; Sex work; Power and gender: critical theory, security, control; Domestic violence: policing, power, media will be covered.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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