Ender difference sapes offending behaviour. discuss in relation to one area of offending behaviour.

1. demonstrate an ability to relate gender-political theory in the criminological sphere to a specific topic within the field (A2, A3)
2. evaluate the consequences of the historical neglect of gender within criminology across a range of areas (A1, A3)
3. construct an essay which attends to the embeddedness of a chosen topic within a historical context and connects contemporary debates to relevant theoretical discussions (A2).

The syllabus will take as its point of departure the historical neglect of gender within criminological knowledge through focusing on a range of substantive issues. These will include domestic and other forms of sexual violence, the relation between gender and criminal justice practice including imprisonment, the character and prevalence of male offending, and gender asymmetry more broadly in relation to both offending and victimisation. Links will be made to developments within the broader fields of feminist and sexual-political theory to develop discussions relating to the constitution of the categories  man and  woman within legal discourse and the viability of a feminist jurisprudence.

The module will be assessed by an essay of a maximum of 2000 words excluding bibliography, focusing on one topic from the syllabus. The essay will be chosen from a list provided. Students will be required to attach their plan for the essay and this will count for 10% of the essay mark (5% of the overall mark). The essay will count for 50% of the module assessment. Students will be required to demonstrate that they have reflected upon the historical context of the topic (outcome 3) and the theoretical debates implicated in it (outcomes 2,3).

· Coursework must be typed/word processed on 1.5 or double spacing and you should keep a copy.
· Pages must be numbered and stapled together. If you wish you may enclose your work in a clear plastic envelope but you should not use more cumbersome folders.
· You must provide a front sheet with your student number, the title of your essay in full, the module code (SC2033) and the word count.
· You must attach your plan, which will count for up to 10% of the essay mark.
· You must include a bibliography.
You must use the Harvard referencing system for both the text of your essay and the bibliography.

Relevant legislation/policy. It may be relevant to consider how policy has responded to the question you are addressing. What recent changes have been made and how might these be evaluated? Does legislation govern this area and if so, what (broadly) are its provisions? Are particular problematic assumptions being made? You are advised to focus on Britain/the UK. If however you decide to focus on a different jurisdiction you must make this clear. Your essay should not wander in an unstructured fashion between different contexts: you must make clear your focus.

Historical context. It is important to say something about the historical context of the issue you are
discussing.  Historical should be broadly interpreted here  e.g. the general neglect of domestic
violence prior to the emergence of the women s movement in the late 1960s/early 1970s constitutes a major aspect of the historical context, if you are discussing this topic. For some topics it will be important to consider the context of the emergence of industrialisation in the nineteenth century. Whichever area you are studying however it is important that your work is historically specific. Avoid using phrases like  throughout history or  in the past .
Havard Style referencing.