LSCJ 5353 – Women and Crime
Currently, Oklahoma incarcerates more females per capita than any other state in the U.S. Women and Crime investigates how women uniquely fit into society’s understanding of crime and deviance, using a sociological perspective to discuss crime in the U.S. from a gendered lens.
Students will learn theoretical explanations of women’s offending, women as victims of crime, unique issues of women offenders, women as workers in the criminal justice system and societal responses to female crime.
Women and Crime also contains a purposeful action component, requiring students to not only think about concepts, but to create an intervention, incarceration or a re-entry program for incarcerated or formerly incarcerated females.
Students who take this course will not only understand the scope and consequences of female offending and victimization, but they will be armed with solutions to best address real-world problems in current intervention, incarceration and re-entry programs.