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    Jul 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

JUS 402 - Race, Gender & Crime


3 Semester Hours
Prerequisite: JUS 111  & JUS Major
This course will provide exploration into three interrelated domains: race, gender and crime as we focus on the criminal justice system in American society. The class emphasizes perspectives from areas of social and legal research as well as focus on refereed journal articles that explore, describe and examine race, gender and crime as social constructs. Therefore, numerous topics will be discussed in the context of providing an understanding of the nature and scope of trends related to race, gender and crime in American society. The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation for further discussions that are often viewed as controversial and emotional. This foundation will prepare students to discuss what may be sensitive issues with critical thought and effective strategies that can be utilized by criminal justice professionals.