CRM 005 - Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice
Semester Hours: 3 s.h.
Along with race and class, gender contributes to profound differences between men and women in the amounts and types of crimes that they commit and the kinds of justice they receive. This course debunks entrenched assumptions that put biology front and center when explaining female criminality. It will examine etiological (causal) factors that lead men and women to different pathways of criminality, as well as gendered assumptions that stand behind the social construction of and response to different types of criminality. The course will take up such questions as, why do the types and patterns of criminal behavior differ dramatically by gender, why are there gender-specific types of victimization, how does gender of the victim affect social and legal responses to victimization, and how does gender of the offender influence their treatment in the various institutions of criminal justice (policing, court, prisons).
Credit given for this course or CRM 187L, not both. May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. (Formerly CRM 187-L, Gender Crime and Criminal Justice)
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