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Academic Year/course: 2022/23

3313 - Bachelor's (Degree) Programme in Criminology and Public Prevention Policies

21090 - Gender and Criminal Justice System


Teaching Guide Information

Academic Course:
2022/23
Academic Center:
331 - Faculty of Law
Study:
3313 - Bachelor's (Degree) Programme in Criminology and Public Prevention Policies
Subject:
21090 - Gender and Criminal Justice System
Credits:
5.0
Course:
609 - Double bachelor’s (Degree) Programme in Criminology and Public Prevention Policies and Law: 3
669 - Minor in Gender Studies: 1
416 - Bachelor's degree in Criminology and Prevention Public Policies: 3
Teaching languages:
Theory: Group 1: English
Seminar: Group 101: English
Group 102: English
Group 103: English
Group 104: English
Group 105: English
Teachers:
Patsili Elisa Toledo Vasquez
Teaching Period:
Second Quarter
Schedule:

Presentation

 

This course introduces feminist perspectives in analyzing crime theories, and the criminal justice system, from an intersectional approach. It will focus on gender-based violence, sexual violence and other forms of criminality mostly affecting women and LGBTIQ people. It will also analyze the women and LGBTIQ people as offenders, the causes and characteristics of their involvement in criminal activities.

The course is mainly based on reading materials, class discussions as well as seminar participation. We recommend students to follow the reading schedule to ensure a successful learning. 

Associated skills

 Competencias básicas y generales

 

Competencias básicas:

 

  • CB3: Que los estudiantes tengan la capacidad de reunir e interpretar datos relevantes (normalmente dentro de su área de estudio) para emitir juicios que incluyan una reflexión sobre temas relevantes de índole social, científica o ética.
  • CB4: Que los estudiantes puedan transmitir información, ideas, problemas y soluciones a un público tanto especializado como no especializado.

 

Competencias generales:

 

  • CG1: Comunicarse en inglés en forma oral y escrita.
  • CG2: Usar herramientas informáticas básicas para la realización de trabajos de búsqueda de información, elaboración de informes y presentación de resultados
  • GG3: Utilizar los recursos bibliográficos que ofrece la universidad.
  • CG4: Gestionar la información: selección de fuentes, síntesis de la información y evaluación crítica de la información relevante
  • CG5: Aplicar los conocimientos teóricos a situaciones y problemas reales.
  • CG6: Trabajar en equipo. 

 

Competencias específicas

 

CE6: Reconocer las múltiples facetas de las desigualdades en nuestras sociedades, especialmente las de clase, etnia y género.

CE8: Reconocer de la importancia del Derecho como un sistema regulador de relaciones sociales.

Learning outcomes

  • RA6: Reconoce las múltiples facetas de las desigualdades en nuestras sociedades, especialmente las de clase, etnia y género.
  • RA8: Reconoce la importancia del Derecho como un sistema regulador de relaciones sociales.

Students will understand the why it is relevant to consider gender factors when working or researching on the Criminal Justice System, in terms of types of criminality, crime prevention, penitentiary policies, etc., and how those factors have an impact in the diverse interventions at the social and institutional levels. They will know the main characteristics of the most important feminist theories in the area of Criminology, and will develop abilities to introduce this knowledge and understanding in practical areas, such as crime prevention in gender-related criminality. 

Sustainable Development Goals

This course contributes to SDG No. 5 (Gender Equality) and 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions)

Prerequisites

The students should have an adequate level of English.

Contents

I. FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES IN CRIMINOLOGY

  1. Gender studies and feminist theories in Social Sciences.
  2. Feminist analysis of Criminal Justice System.

II. GENDER AND VIOLENCE

  1. Gender-based violence (GBV) against women and LGBTIQ+ people.
  2. Intimate partner violence.
  3. Sexual violence.
  4. Hate crimes and gender-based killings.
  5. Sex work and human trafficking.

III. GENDER AND CRIMINAL OFFENDERS

  1. Women and LGBTIQ+ offenders.
  2. Gender and criminalisation process.
  3. Gender and prison.

 

Teaching Methods

Participation in the classes is expected and positively evaluated.

Before the sessions, students must read the assigned reading in order to be able to participate and follow the materials during the class.

Activity plan:

 

 

 

Class sessions

 

Time dedicated

 

Activities out of class

 

Time dedicated

 

Week 1

Session 1. Gender studies and feminist theories in Social Sciences.

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

 

Week 2

Session 2. Feminist Analysis of the Criminal Justice System

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

 

Session 3. Gender based violence, GBV against women and LGBTIQ+ people.

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

- Work in the seminar according to the instructions

 

 

Week

 

 

3

 

 

 

Seminar 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

  2 hours

 

Week 4

Session 4. Intimate partner violence

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

 

Week 5

Session 5. Sexual violence 

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar 2

2 hours

- Work in the seminar according to the instructions

 

 

Week 6

Session 6. Hate crimes and gender based killings

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

 

Week 7

Session 7. Sex work and human trafficking

 

Seminar 3

2 hours

 

 

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session.

 

 

- Work in the seminar according to the instructions

 

 

 

Week 8

Session 8. Gender and offending: Women and LGBTIQ+ offenders

 

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

 

Week 9

Session 9. Gender and the criminalisation process

 

Seminar 4

2 hours

 

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

- Work in the seminar according to the instructions

 

 

 

Session 10. Gender and prison

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

Week 10

 

 

 

Total hours

Classes and supervised sessions (face-to-face)

28 hours

Individual work (non-face-to-face)

95 hours

 

 

Student work hours:

Face-to-face: 30 hours

Non-face-to-face: 95 hours, which are broken down into:

- Elaboration of final work (in groups)

- Read articles.

- Individual study (study of the subject and preparation of the final exam).

TOTAL: 125 hours

 

 

 

 

Evaluation

Final Grades will be based on the following point distribution:

• Seminars (60%) 

• Final exam (40%)

IMPORTANT:

Seminar attendance is required. Each unexcused absence will be penalized with -2 points in the final seminar grade. Active and meaningful participation in the seminars may increase the final grade by up to 1.5 points. 

The mark of approval of the subject is 5 (out of 10). The minimum mark for both the exam and the seminars is 4 (out of 10). Students who do not have the minimum grade in the seminars (4) will have to take an additional written test on the day of the exam.

Students who do not have the minimum mark in the exam (4), or who do not reach the passing mark of the subject (5) must take a resit (second chance) exam on a date to be indicated.

Bibliography and information resources

Gartner R. & McCarthy B. (2014). The oxford handbook of gender sex and crime. Oxford University Press. 

Heidensohn F. (2012). Gender and justice : new concepts and approaches. Willan.

Davies P. (2011). Gender crime and victimisation. SAGE.

Larrauri, Elena (2008) Una crítica feminista al derecho penal en Mujeres y Sistema Penal. Buenos Aires: Ed. B de F.

Osborne, Raquel (2009) Apuntes sobre violencia de género. Ed Bellaterra.

Walklate, Sandra (2009) Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice. Cullompton: Willan.

Sheehan, Rosemary; McIvor, Gill; Trotter, Chris  (2007) What Works with women offenders. Cullompton: Willan.

Mather Saul, J. (2003) Feminism, Issues & Arguments. Oxford, OUP.

Smart, Carol (1977) Women, crime and criminology. London: Routledge.

 

  • Recursos didàctics

United Nations: http://www.unwomen.org/

The Fawcett Society: http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/

SOLON consortium of academics: http://www.pbs.plymouth.ac.uk/solon/index.htm

The Sentencing Project: http://www.sentencingproject.org/template/index.cfm  

The Griffins Society: http://www.thegriffinssociety.org/index.html


Academic Year/course: 2022/23

3313 - Bachelor's (Degree) Programme in Criminology and Public Prevention Policies

21090 - Gender and Criminal Justice System


Informació de la Guia Docent

Academic Course:
2022/23
Academic Center:
331 - Faculty of Law
Study:
3313 - Bachelor's (Degree) Programme in Criminology and Public Prevention Policies
Subject:
21090 - Gender and Criminal Justice System
Credits:
5.0
Course:
609 - Double bachelor’s (Degree) Programme in Criminology and Public Prevention Policies and Law: 3
669 - Minor in Gender Studies: 1
416 - Bachelor's degree in Criminology and Prevention Public Policies: 3
Teaching languages:
Theory: Group 1: English
Seminar: Group 101: English
Group 102: English
Group 103: English
Group 104: English
Group 105: English
Teachers:
Patsili Elisa Toledo Vasquez
Teaching Period:
Second Quarter
Schedule:

Presentation

 

This course introduces feminist perspectives in analyzing crime theories, and the criminal justice system, from an intersectional approach. It will focus on gender-based violence, sexual violence and other forms of criminality mostly affecting women and LGBTIQ people. It will also analyze the women and LGBTIQ people as offenders, the causes and characteristics of their involvement in criminal activities.

The course is mainly based on reading materials, class discussions as well as seminar participation. We recommend students to follow the reading schedule to ensure a successful learning. 

Associated skills

 Competencias básicas y generales

 

Competencias básicas:

 

  • CB3: Que los estudiantes tengan la capacidad de reunir e interpretar datos relevantes (normalmente dentro de su área de estudio) para emitir juicios que incluyan una reflexión sobre temas relevantes de índole social, científica o ética.
  • CB4: Que los estudiantes puedan transmitir información, ideas, problemas y soluciones a un público tanto especializado como no especializado.

 

Competencias generales:

 

  • CG1: Comunicarse en inglés en forma oral y escrita.
  • CG2: Usar herramientas informáticas básicas para la realización de trabajos de búsqueda de información, elaboración de informes y presentación de resultados
  • GG3: Utilizar los recursos bibliográficos que ofrece la universidad.
  • CG4: Gestionar la información: selección de fuentes, síntesis de la información y evaluación crítica de la información relevante
  • CG5: Aplicar los conocimientos teóricos a situaciones y problemas reales.
  • CG6: Trabajar en equipo. 

 

Competencias específicas

 

CE6: Reconocer las múltiples facetas de las desigualdades en nuestras sociedades, especialmente las de clase, etnia y género.

CE8: Reconocer de la importancia del Derecho como un sistema regulador de relaciones sociales.

Learning outcomes

  • RA6: Reconoce las múltiples facetas de las desigualdades en nuestras sociedades, especialmente las de clase, etnia y género.
  • RA8: Reconoce la importancia del Derecho como un sistema regulador de relaciones sociales.

Students will understand the why it is relevant to consider gender factors when working or researching on the Criminal Justice System, in terms of types of criminality, crime prevention, penitentiary policies, etc., and how those factors have an impact in the diverse interventions at the social and institutional levels. They will know the main characteristics of the most important feminist theories in the area of Criminology, and will develop abilities to introduce this knowledge and understanding in practical areas, such as crime prevention in gender-related criminality. 

Sustainable Development Goals

This course contributes to SDG No. 5 (Gender Equality) and 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions)

Prerequisites

The students should have an adequate level of English.

Contents

I. FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES IN CRIMINOLOGY

  1. Gender studies and feminist theories in Social Sciences.
  2. Feminist analysis of Criminal Justice System.

II. GENDER AND VIOLENCE

  1. Gender-based violence (GBV) against women and LGBTIQ+ people.
  2. Intimate partner violence.
  3. Sexual violence.
  4. Hate crimes and gender-based killings.
  5. Sex work and human trafficking.

III. GENDER AND CRIMINAL OFFENDERS

  1. Women and LGBTIQ+ offenders.
  2. Gender and criminalisation process.
  3. Gender and prison.

 

Teaching Methods

Participation in the classes is expected and positively evaluated.

Before the sessions, students must read the assigned reading in order to be able to participate and follow the materials during the class.

Activity plan:

 

 

 

Class sessions

 

Time dedicated

 

Activities out of class

 

Time dedicated

 

Week 1

Session 1. Gender studies and feminist theories in Social Sciences.

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

 

Week 2

Session 2. Feminist Analysis of the Criminal Justice System

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

 

Session 3. Gender based violence, GBV against women and LGBTIQ+ people.

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

- Work in the seminar according to the instructions

 

 

Week

 

 

3

 

 

 

Seminar 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

  2 hours

 

Week 4

Session 4. Intimate partner violence

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

 

Week 5

Session 5. Sexual violence 

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar 2

2 hours

- Work in the seminar according to the instructions

 

 

Week 6

Session 6. Hate crimes and gender based killings

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

 

Week 7

Session 7. Sex work and human trafficking

 

Seminar 3

2 hours

 

 

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session.

 

 

- Work in the seminar according to the instructions

 

 

 

Week 8

Session 8. Gender and offending: Women and LGBTIQ+ offenders

 

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

 

Week 9

Session 9. Gender and the criminalisation process

 

Seminar 4

2 hours

 

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

- Work in the seminar according to the instructions

 

 

 

Session 10. Gender and prison

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

Week 10

 

 

 

Total hours

Classes and supervised sessions (face-to-face)

28 hours

Individual work (non-face-to-face)

95 hours

 

 

Student work hours:

Face-to-face: 30 hours

Non-face-to-face: 95 hours, which are broken down into:

- Elaboration of final work (in groups)

- Read articles.

- Individual study (study of the subject and preparation of the final exam).

TOTAL: 125 hours

 

 

 

 

Evaluation

Final Grades will be based on the following point distribution:

• Seminars (60%) 

• Final exam (40%)

IMPORTANT:

Seminar attendance is required. Each unexcused absence will be penalized with -2 points in the final seminar grade. Active and meaningful participation in the seminars may increase the final grade by up to 1.5 points. 

The mark of approval of the subject is 5 (out of 10). The minimum mark for both the exam and the seminars is 4 (out of 10). Students who do not have the minimum grade in the seminars (4) will have to take an additional written test on the day of the exam.

Students who do not have the minimum mark in the exam (4), or who do not reach the passing mark of the subject (5) must take a resit (second chance) exam on a date to be indicated.

Bibliography and information resources

Gartner R. & McCarthy B. (2014). The oxford handbook of gender sex and crime. Oxford University Press. 

Heidensohn F. (2012). Gender and justice : new concepts and approaches. Willan.

Davies P. (2011). Gender crime and victimisation. SAGE.

Larrauri, Elena (2008) Una crítica feminista al derecho penal en Mujeres y Sistema Penal. Buenos Aires: Ed. B de F.

Osborne, Raquel (2009) Apuntes sobre violencia de género. Ed Bellaterra.

Walklate, Sandra (2009) Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice. Cullompton: Willan.

Sheehan, Rosemary; McIvor, Gill; Trotter, Chris  (2007) What Works with women offenders. Cullompton: Willan.

Mather Saul, J. (2003) Feminism, Issues & Arguments. Oxford, OUP.

Smart, Carol (1977) Women, crime and criminology. London: Routledge.

 

  • Recursos didàctics

United Nations: http://www.unwomen.org/

The Fawcett Society: http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/

SOLON consortium of academics: http://www.pbs.plymouth.ac.uk/solon/index.htm

The Sentencing Project: http://www.sentencingproject.org/template/index.cfm  

The Griffins Society: http://www.thegriffinssociety.org/index.html


Academic Year/course: 2022/23

3313 - Bachelor's (Degree) Programme in Criminology and Public Prevention Policies

21090 - Gender and Criminal Justice System


Información de la Guía Docente

Academic Course:
2022/23
Academic Center:
331 - Faculty of Law
Study:
3313 - Bachelor's (Degree) Programme in Criminology and Public Prevention Policies
Subject:
21090 - Gender and Criminal Justice System
Credits:
5.0
Course:
609 - Double bachelor’s (Degree) Programme in Criminology and Public Prevention Policies and Law: 3
669 - Minor in Gender Studies: 1
416 - Bachelor's degree in Criminology and Prevention Public Policies: 3
Teaching languages:
Theory: Group 1: English
Seminar: Group 101: English
Group 102: English
Group 103: English
Group 104: English
Group 105: English
Teachers:
Patsili Elisa Toledo Vasquez
Teaching Period:
Second Quarter
Schedule:

Presentation

 

This course introduces feminist perspectives in analyzing crime theories, and the criminal justice system, from an intersectional approach. It will focus on gender-based violence, sexual violence and other forms of criminality mostly affecting women and LGBTIQ people. It will also analyze the women and LGBTIQ people as offenders, the causes and characteristics of their involvement in criminal activities.

The course is mainly based on reading materials, class discussions as well as seminar participation. We recommend students to follow the reading schedule to ensure a successful learning. 

Associated skills

 Competencias básicas y generales

 

Competencias básicas:

 

  • CB3: Que los estudiantes tengan la capacidad de reunir e interpretar datos relevantes (normalmente dentro de su área de estudio) para emitir juicios que incluyan una reflexión sobre temas relevantes de índole social, científica o ética.
  • CB4: Que los estudiantes puedan transmitir información, ideas, problemas y soluciones a un público tanto especializado como no especializado.

 

Competencias generales:

 

  • CG1: Comunicarse en inglés en forma oral y escrita.
  • CG2: Usar herramientas informáticas básicas para la realización de trabajos de búsqueda de información, elaboración de informes y presentación de resultados
  • GG3: Utilizar los recursos bibliográficos que ofrece la universidad.
  • CG4: Gestionar la información: selección de fuentes, síntesis de la información y evaluación crítica de la información relevante
  • CG5: Aplicar los conocimientos teóricos a situaciones y problemas reales.
  • CG6: Trabajar en equipo. 

 

Competencias específicas

 

CE6: Reconocer las múltiples facetas de las desigualdades en nuestras sociedades, especialmente las de clase, etnia y género.

CE8: Reconocer de la importancia del Derecho como un sistema regulador de relaciones sociales.

Learning outcomes

  • RA6: Reconoce las múltiples facetas de las desigualdades en nuestras sociedades, especialmente las de clase, etnia y género.
  • RA8: Reconoce la importancia del Derecho como un sistema regulador de relaciones sociales.

Students will understand the why it is relevant to consider gender factors when working or researching on the Criminal Justice System, in terms of types of criminality, crime prevention, penitentiary policies, etc., and how those factors have an impact in the diverse interventions at the social and institutional levels. They will know the main characteristics of the most important feminist theories in the area of Criminology, and will develop abilities to introduce this knowledge and understanding in practical areas, such as crime prevention in gender-related criminality. 

Sustainable Development Goals

This course contributes to SDG No. 5 (Gender Equality) and 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions)

Prerequisites

The students should have an adequate level of English.

Contents

I. FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES IN CRIMINOLOGY

  1. Gender studies and feminist theories in Social Sciences.
  2. Feminist analysis of Criminal Justice System.

II. GENDER AND VIOLENCE

  1. Gender-based violence (GBV) against women and LGBTIQ+ people.
  2. Intimate partner violence.
  3. Sexual violence.
  4. Hate crimes and gender-based killings.
  5. Sex work and human trafficking.

III. GENDER AND CRIMINAL OFFENDERS

  1. Women and LGBTIQ+ offenders.
  2. Gender and criminalisation process.
  3. Gender and prison.

 

Teaching Methods

Participation in the classes is expected and positively evaluated.

Before the sessions, students must read the assigned reading in order to be able to participate and follow the materials during the class.

Activity plan:

 

 

 

Class sessions

 

Time dedicated

 

Activities out of class

 

Time dedicated

 

Week 1

Session 1. Gender studies and feminist theories in Social Sciences.

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

 

Week 2

Session 2. Feminist Analysis of the Criminal Justice System

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

 

Session 3. Gender based violence, GBV against women and LGBTIQ+ people.

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

- Work in the seminar according to the instructions

 

 

Week

 

 

3

 

 

 

Seminar 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

  2 hours

 

Week 4

Session 4. Intimate partner violence

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

 

Week 5

Session 5. Sexual violence 

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar 2

2 hours

- Work in the seminar according to the instructions

 

 

Week 6

Session 6. Hate crimes and gender based killings

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

 

Week 7

Session 7. Sex work and human trafficking

 

Seminar 3

2 hours

 

 

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session.

 

 

- Work in the seminar according to the instructions

 

 

 

Week 8

Session 8. Gender and offending: Women and LGBTIQ+ offenders

 

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

 

Week 9

Session 9. Gender and the criminalisation process

 

Seminar 4

2 hours

 

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

- Work in the seminar according to the instructions

 

 

 

Session 10. Gender and prison

2 hours

- Read the required texts in advance of the session

 

Week 10

 

 

 

Total hours

Classes and supervised sessions (face-to-face)

28 hours

Individual work (non-face-to-face)

95 hours

 

 

Student work hours:

Face-to-face: 30 hours

Non-face-to-face: 95 hours, which are broken down into:

- Elaboration of final work (in groups)

- Read articles.

- Individual study (study of the subject and preparation of the final exam).

TOTAL: 125 hours

 

 

 

 

Evaluation

Final Grades will be based on the following point distribution:

• Seminars (60%) 

• Final exam (40%)

IMPORTANT:

Seminar attendance is required. Each unexcused absence will be penalized with -2 points in the final seminar grade. Active and meaningful participation in the seminars may increase the final grade by up to 1.5 points. 

The mark of approval of the subject is 5 (out of 10). The minimum mark for both the exam and the seminars is 4 (out of 10). Students who do not have the minimum grade in the seminars (4) will have to take an additional written test on the day of the exam.

Students who do not have the minimum mark in the exam (4), or who do not reach the passing mark of the subject (5) must take a resit (second chance) exam on a date to be indicated.

Bibliography and information resources

Gartner R. & McCarthy B. (2014). The oxford handbook of gender sex and crime. Oxford University Press. 

Heidensohn F. (2012). Gender and justice : new concepts and approaches. Willan.

Davies P. (2011). Gender crime and victimisation. SAGE.

Larrauri, Elena (2008) Una crítica feminista al derecho penal en Mujeres y Sistema Penal. Buenos Aires: Ed. B de F.

Osborne, Raquel (2009) Apuntes sobre violencia de género. Ed Bellaterra.

Walklate, Sandra (2009) Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice. Cullompton: Willan.

Sheehan, Rosemary; McIvor, Gill; Trotter, Chris  (2007) What Works with women offenders. Cullompton: Willan.

Mather Saul, J. (2003) Feminism, Issues & Arguments. Oxford, OUP.

Smart, Carol (1977) Women, crime and criminology. London: Routledge.

 

  • Recursos didàctics

United Nations: http://www.unwomen.org/

The Fawcett Society: http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/

SOLON consortium of academics: http://www.pbs.plymouth.ac.uk/solon/index.htm

The Sentencing Project: http://www.sentencingproject.org/template/index.cfm  

The Griffins Society: http://www.thegriffinssociety.org/index.html