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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CRJ 450 - Women in Criminal Justice

Units: 3
Analysis of women/girls and crime. Examines how gender impacts pathways into the criminal justice system, types of offending, victimization, and women/girls’ experience of incarceration.  The role of female and male criminal justice professional in interfacing with women/girls.

Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Analyze the nature and extent of female offending form a feminist theoretical perspective;
  2. Understand the key differences between male and female offending patterns;
  3. Describe the social and legislative trends leading to the unprecedented rise in women’s/girls’ incarceration;
  4. Examine racial differentials among female offenders in the criminal justice system;
  5. Examine historical approaches to female offending from a feminist theoretical perspective including recent reforms and “gendered responsive” strategies.

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