Advanced Topics in Criminology [SOC*4030]

Summary of CETL Component: 

As a major component of the course (65%), the class partnered with the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH) to update the OAITH Femicide Database that was designed by an earlier graduate-level sociology class. They also created a femicide list with biographies and pictures of victims. Throughout the term, students worked in collaborative learning teams (3-5 students per group) to complete different elements of the project, before the class congregated to collaboratively construct the final product.

Sociology and Anthropology
Mavis Morton
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Community-engaged learning
CEL Assignment Structure: 
Group project
Fact Sheet
Literature Review
Course Description: 
Using a sociological imagination, this course critically examined selective issues related to the way women (including young women) as offenders, victims/survivors, and practitioners/ professionals in the criminal justice system are theorized, researched, represented in media and attended to in policy and practice. Students considered the role of age, race, class, gender, abilities, sexualities and the media in the shaping of public opinion and public policy about women and crime. This course partnered with OAITH on a community engaged learning project on femicide to enhance students' community engagement, communication and collaboration skills and their ability to connect theory, research, policy and action.