Oct 04, 2023
SOC 2800 - Gender, Crime, and Law
This course explores the gendered nature of crime and criminal justice in the United States from a sociological perspective. Students investigate gendered pathways into criminal offending; gendered patterns and behaviors of offending and ceasing offending; gendered patterns and behaviors of victimization; gendered organization, behaviors, and experiences of policing, prosecution, punishment, and incarceration; and gendered work, behaviors, and representation within justice professions. The course employs sociological theories and methodologies that emphasize the social construction of gender, social structure and social inequality, and the intersections between gender, sexuality, race, class, and age.
Requisites: SOC 1000
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Connected World
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to describe and discuss gender as a social construction.
- Students will be able to document and explain how offending, desistance, and victimization are gendered behaviors.
- Students will be able to discuss and critically assess the gendered organization and practice of criminal justice.
- Students will be able to identify and critically assess gendered work and representation within the criminal justice workplace.
- Students will be able to identify and discuss how social structures of gender intersect with social structures of sexuality, race, class, and age.
- Students will be able to discuss and critically defend responsible alternatives to current practices of law and criminal justice.
- Students will be able to identify and explain gender’s important role in historical and contemporary social movements for justice and social transformation.
- Students will be able to describe the citizen’s role in an always evolving, interactive world of individual rights, governmental responsibilities and entrepreneurial opportunities in relation to gender, crime, and law.
- Students will be able to describe the relative freedom of the individual in a given society.
- Students will be able to identify tools to understand and participate constructively in their family community, country, and/or the world.
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