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Crime and gender 406 (6 points)


Leader: Dr Bronwyn Naylor

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: Introduction to feminist legal theory, and feminist and other theories of criminality. Violence and gender, including censures of violent behaviours, the public/private dichotomy, the operation of criminal defences such as provocation and self-defence, and the use of "syndrome" evidence. Criminal laws regulating sexuality such as rape, prostitution and abortion laws. Gender issues in sentencing and imprisonment.

Assessment: Written research assignment (4000 words): 50% + Class presentation: 20% + Final examination: 30%

Prerequisites: LAW3300

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