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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Criminal Justice (CRIMJ)

CRIMJ 453 (US) (WMNST 453, CRIM 453) Women and the Criminal Justice System (3) This course focuses on the experiences of women as offenders, victims, and professionals in the criminal justice system.

CRIMJ (CRIM/WMNST) 453 Women and the Criminal Justice System (3)

The course will examine the role of women in the criminal justice system and look at the issues related to women as offenders, victims of crime, and as professionals in the system. Students will gain an understanding of the issues concerning women in the criminal justice system, examine how societal arrangements affect women as offenders, victims, and criminal justice professionals, and better understand the overlooked problems faced by women in the criminal justice system. Students will be evaluated on the basis of exams, presentations, and papers. CRIMJ/CRIM/WMNST 453 is a supporting course for both WMNST and CLJ majors, as well as the WMNST minor. This course may also be used to satisfy a GI requirement. This course will be offered twice a year with 60 seats per offering.

General Education: None
Diversity: US
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100 orWMNST 100

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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