HSRV210-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Gender, Crime and Social Theory

15 points
15 Jul 2019 - 10 Nov 2019

Description

This course considers a range of explanatory theories emanating from a range of disciplines that contribute to current understandings of gender and criminal offending, victimisation and societal responses. The course aims to develop a familiarisation with key aspects of philosophical approaches to criminal justice contexts/ settings. There is input from visiting practitioners in the respective criminal justice practice settings of police, courts, probation, prisons, victim support and associated social services.

Learning Aims:
• To examine the social, economic and political implications of violence perpetrated by and
  towards women on society - both within New Zealand and internationally;
• To introduce students to research and literature pertaining to female crime and deviance;
• To explore issues relating to theories of risk, prediction and responses related to female  offending;
• To consider formal and informal social responses to violence as a gendered issue.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of the nature of social construction of violence, crime, deviance and gender as well as how these intersect;
  • Critical understanding of formal and informal social responses to violent behaviour;
  • Knowledge of human service systems and organisations that respond to violence and victims;
  • To examine specific programme initiatives related to the provision of social services for female offenders and victims in New Zealand

Pre-requisites

30 points from HSRV101, HSRV102, HSRV103, HSRV104, SOWK101, SOWK102 and SOWK104. Students without this prerequisite but with at least 60 points in appropriate courses may enter the course with the permission of the Programme Coordinator.

Restrictions

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 15 Jul - 18 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Okeover 106 (Okeover Room) 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
03 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Okeover 106 (Okeover Room) 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
04 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Okeover 106 (Okeover Room) 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
05 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Ernest Rutherford 225 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator

Nik Taylor

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Online Post No.1 02 Aug 2019 10% 500 words
Online Post No.2 16 Aug 2019 10% 500 words
Essay 27 Sep 2019 40% 2,500 words
Take Home Test 05 Oct 2019 40% 1,500 words

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $761.00

International fee $3,188.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All HSRV210 Occurrences

  • HSRV210-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019