Jul 09, 2020  
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog
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CRIM 415 - Gender and Crime

(3cr) Gender and Crime explores the intersection between gender/women and crime. Such experiences are explored in an examination of gender constructionism, women’s historically disadvantaged status in a patriarchal society, and the multiple ways through which law, and the criminal justice system in particular, help maintain modern systems of patriarchy. We will discuss violence toward women alongside possible interventions and solutions to crime issues. The course provides an understanding of the nature and extent of women as offenders, as victims and as workers in the criminal justics system. The course will examine theories related to crime and victimization among adolescent females and women. We will review the historical and present-day experiences of women as professionals in policing, courts, law, and corrections.



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