Gender and Crime


This module will examine the relationship between gender and crime.


To explore the ways in which crime is gendered.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Demonstrate an understanding of the feminist critique of criminology.

2.  Understand the relationship between the construction of masculinity and femininity and crime.

3.  Explore the relationship between crime and 'doing gender'.

Indicative Content

1 The Feminist Critique of Criminology

The emergence of the feminist critique and the challenge to the feminine 'other'.

2 Women and Crime

The pattern of women's crime. Deviance, femininity and the response to female transgression.

3 Men and Crime

Masculinity and crime, crime as structured action, crime as a resource for doing gender. The situational context and crime.


Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The module is lecture and tutorial based. Tutorials will consist of a student led discussion of the relevant readings for each week.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 20
Tutorial/Seminar 10
Supervised Practical Activity 0
Unsupervised Practical Activity 4
Assessment 28
Independent 138

Guidance notes

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2019/10 , and may be subject to change for future years.