Understanding the Experience of Women Offenders

Code: SOCS8020

Course description

Historically women offenders have been treated the same as male offenders since they comprise only about 15% of the offender population. Research has shown that women offenders have different trajectories into crime, commit less violent crime and have different treatment and housing needs. Using contemporary research on women offenders, this course will assist students to understand the complexities when dealing with women offenders, women’s pathways into offending, the difference between equality and equity, the role of trauma, the impact of motherhood and other life events and the most effective intervention methods. Course involves theory, research and case examples.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Fall 2021 registration opens July 5, 2021. Winter 2022 registration opens November 1, 2021.