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    Bridgewater State University
  Jan 22, 2018
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG] See drop-down menu above to access other catalogs.

CRJU 369 - Gender, Crime and Justice

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: CRJU 201 and CRJU 202; or consent of instructor
This interdisciplinary course will explore how females experience crime, justice, and the criminal justice system differently than do males. Through a comparative historical lens, we will explore legal, philosophical, psychological, sociological and political perspectives on crime and justice. This course will use a gendered perspective in examining the roots of violence against women in our society, specifically addressing femicide, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault. We will then examine the difference between women and men as offenders, including theories of offending, agency and types of offenses committed. Particular emphasis will be given to incarceration alternatives, including restorative justice programs. (CMCL; CSOC; CWRT)