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Women and the Law (8523.2)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice

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  • Semester 1, 2017, ONLINE, BRUCE (166824) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ONLINE, BRUCE (153910) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ONLINE, BRUCE (146058) - View

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Syllabus

The areas examined include: the interaction between gender and the law through a cultural holistic framework; effect of gender personality traits and gender roles interaction with the courts, tribunals, police and prisons as defendants; particularly theories of crime, sentencing, battered women who kill, sole parent pension fraud; victims and/or plaintiffs; particularly domestic violence, sexual assault, discrimination, harassment; interaction of practitioners; and Intersection of gender with race, disability and secularity. This unit is co-taught with unit Women and the Law G.

Learning Outcomes

  1. demonstrate an understanding of how gender constructs within and outside the legal system affect womens interactions with the law; demonstrate the skills of socio-legal analysis, research, written, presentation and legal analysis through the completion of set assigned tasks;
  2. demonstrate a critical analysis of law related problems and existing reform proposals from a socio-legal and holistic perspective.

Assessment Items

Prerequisites

Law and Society or equivalent.

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