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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

CJS 229 - Women, Crime and Prison

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Diversity Requirement.

Explores the historical development of women’s roles in America and their influences on social deviance and crime committed by women. Provides a comparative analysis of male and female offenders that includes demographics, criminal inclinations, causes of crime, law enforcement intervention, and conviction and sentencing patterns. Features a special review on girls, delinquency and the distinctive way the juvenile justice system handles the youthful female offender. Study the sociology of prisons, management, treatment and community reintegration unique to female offenders.

Crosslisted: Also offered as GSS 229 ; credit is not given for both CJS 229 and GSS 229 .