This course will provide an in-depth analysis of the theoretical, historical and contemporary issues involving women and the criminal justice system. Topics covered will include female victims, female offenders, and female workers within the criminal justice system. Specific emphasis will be placed on the experiences of Aboriginal women and women in the north.
- Total Hours: 45
Lecture Hours: 45
This course is offered online:
Depending on semester schedules, this course may be available online. Please consult the Academic Timetables
Any 100 level Criminology course
Upon the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Describe the role of gender in understanding of crime, women, and the justice system.
Summarize the theories of female criminality.
Describe specific issues related to the treatment of women, as both victims and offenders, by the criminal justice system and give examples of their unique needs in processing by police, the courts, corrections, and rehabilitation agencies.
Describe the unique historical and contemporary experience of the criminal justice system by Aboriginal women and women in the north.
Explain the challenges women face as criminal justice practitioners and participants in the criminal justice system.
Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills.
Percentage of Individual Work:
Course Offered in Other Programs:
Associate of Arts Degree; University Arts and Sciences certificates
Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.