Module details for 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.


Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 20
Tutorial/Seminar 10
Practical Activity 4
Assessment 28
Independent 138
Total 200

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

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.


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