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Department
Criminology
Course
CRM2307
Professor
Christine Bruckert
Semester
Fall

Description
CRM 2307 B ­ Women, Justice and Victimization Underlying themes of this course: 1) Diversity of women and their experience (race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation)  within Canada and internationally 2) Debates/divisions within feminism 3) Foregrounding the voice of experience 4) Context of women experience 5) Gender based violence occurs outside of the private sphere 6) Power/resistance Feminism: • A movement for social, cultural, political and economic equality of men and  women; a campaign against gender inequalities • Note o Not static o Conflicting positions o Diversity of feminisms • What feminism offers criminology (it attends to women)/what criminology offers  feminism (criminal analysis of the state) Video excerpts: From Fear to Freedom: Ending Violence Against Women o What kinds of violence are highlighted in the video? o What explanations are offered for the violence? o How do women (and men) seek to address the problem of violence against women? o Do you have any problems with this behaviour? • Honour killing ­ the homicide of a member of a family or social group by other  members, due to the belief of the perpetrators that the victim has brought dishonour or  shame upon the family or community. (5 thousand women a year are subject, however the  accurate number is presumed to be significantly higher) • Human trafficking ­ the trade in humans, most commonly for the purpose of  sexual slavery. • Ar
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