Criminal Justice-coas | Bad Boys: Gender & Crime
P493 | 1498 | Burke


This seminar is designed to acquaint students with the rapidly growing
literatures addressing men, masculinities and crime.  Following an overview
and critique of some of the popular approaches to theorizing men and
masculinity, discussion will turn toward the affect of these theoretical
shifts in analyzing, understanding and responding to males' engagement in
and experiences of crime and the criminal justice system.  Both the print
and visual media will be consulted to ground certain perspectives and assist
in critically engaging the course materials.  Particular attention will be
paid to locating the context within which particular models of masculinity
emerge, in addition to exploring the relationship between theory, practice
and gender politics.

Required Texts:	Connell, Robert W. (1995).  Masculinities.  Berkeley, CA:
University of California Press.  ISBN: 0-520-08999-5
			Messerschmidt, James (1993).  Masculinities and
Crime: Critique and
			Reconceptualization of Theory.  Lanham, MD: Rowan &
Littlefield.
			ISBN: 0-8476-7869-5

			Course Reader

Evaluation:		Term Paper:	35%
			Presentation:	20%
			Media Assignment   20%
			Disc. Questions:       15%
			Participation:	10%

Class Meeting:	One 150-minute seminar each week (R, 5:45-8:15P, SY 210)

Instructor:  		Professor Kathleen Burke, Criminal Justice
Department