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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.
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
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.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
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.