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Gender, Crime and Justice is an online unit provided by Griffith University and Open Universities Australia. It draws on national and international contexts to explore how gender shapes differential patterns and experiences of criminal involvement, victimisation and criminal justice.
Despite the public’s obsession with crime, gender, the most powerful social factor, has been virtually ignored by criminologists. Women are one of the fastest growing groups being incarcerated and are more likely to be victims of certain crimes like domestic and sexual violence, while men have traditionally been more likely to perpetrate violent crime.
This unit will enable you to understand how femininity and masculinity intersect with crime, and will also explore how Indigeneity, social class and sexual orientation impact offending. You will also investigate the implications of these issues for criminal justice policy and analysis.
To be eligible for this unit, you must have successfully completed the following:
In the Gender, Crime and Justice unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Gender, Crime and Justice is an essential unit for pursuing a career in criminology. The issue of gender warrants increasing attention in the field due to a rising awareness of the importance of men and women’s divergent experience of the crime and the criminal justice system. While an awareness of the role of gender will prove useful across a range of careers, for those pursing a career in policy it would prove particularly useful.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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