Gender in the Criminal Justice System

Course Code: CRIM 3000

Academic Year: 2021-2022

This course highlights the historical evolution of gender and crime. Attention is given to the social constructions of gender in relation to themes of justice and power in modern society. Contemporary theoretical perspectives regarding women, men and GLBTTQ individuals are reviewed. The impacts of popular culture and media representations are also considered. A contextual analysis involving societal roles, relationships, diversity, socio-economic status, education, and employment status highlight the correlation between gendered criminality and the responsivity of the Canadian justice system.