Jul 06, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CJA 207 - Gender, Crime and Justice

4 Credit(s)

An examination of the influence of gender on crime, victimization, and criminal justice responses. Topics include gender-specific variation in rates and types of crime; disparity in official criminal justice responses to crime and victimization; societal reactions; the interconnected nature of gender, race, social class, crime and social control; and gender representation in the criminal justice professions.

Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Summarize the past and present status of women (as offenders, victims, and professionals) in the criminal justice system
2. Describe how gender diversity in the criminal justice field has evolved over time
3. Describe gender role stereotypes and their impact on male and female socialization
4. Differentiate between sex and gender
5. Analyze the impact of gender role socialization on behavioral outcomes
6. Evaluate the importance of reducing gender disparity in the criminal justice system

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