Gender and Crime

Module code: CR3023

This module looks at the presence or absence of gender in Criminology and within criminality, victimisation and the criminal justice system. You’ll be able to identify and explain gender differences in offending, victimisation and/or employment in the criminal justice system.

This module will give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of criminological theories, and apply these perspectives to gender and crime. These range from experiences of perpetration and victimisation, to treatment by the police, prosecution and courtroom processes, to representation within different areas of the criminal justice system.

You’ll learn about a multitude of topics including feminist theory and methods, and explore contemporary issues in the area of gender, sexuality, victimisation and offending. By taking this module you’ll have the opportunity to further develop your key transferable skills, and communicate in a clear and accessible way to a non-academic audience.


  • 20 hours of lectures
  • 9 hours of seminars
  • 1 hour tutorial
  • 120 hours of guided independent study


  • Essay, 2,000 words (100%)