Master of Arts in Criminal Justice {23-24} - Seminar in Criminal Justice

Course Code
CJ 500  Credits 3-4 
Title Seminar in Criminal Justice 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Seminar in criminal justice featuring selected topics. The current seminar concentrates on women and crime. This seminar focuses on female offenders, practitioners and victims within the U.S. criminal justice system. Students will gain knowledge about gender crime trends (SLO 1), theoretical explanations of female criminality (SLO 2) and the gender gap in criminality (SLO 3). Students are expected to participate fully in class discussions of controversial topics related to female criminality (e.g. sexism, patriarchy, paternalism, and institutional racism) (SLO 4). We will engage in a variety activities and discussions to help foster a sense of community in the ‘classroom’ and an understanding of gender and crime. Repeatable for credit.