2015-2016 Graduate Bulletin

ICJ 721 International Perspectives on Women in Criminal Justice


This course builds on theoretical and practical knowledge obtained in the core International Criminal Justice courses. Using sociological, criminological and cross-cultural perspectives, the course will explore contemporary issues related to women as victims, offenders or justice system agents. Prostitution, infanticide, violence against women in conflict areas, human trafficking, and female incarceration will be examined along such dimensions as race, ethnicity, religion, geographical location, social class, or age. To understand the experiences of women as criminal justice professionals, the course will focus on problems and barriers that women face in policing. Finally, this course will provide an important opportunity to learn about international law and policy, and related research conducted by the United Nations and the World Bank, as well as potential careers and internships in these organizations.