Criminal Justice-coas | Sexuality and the Law
P423 | 1464 | Stephanie Kane


This is an interdisciplinary course that draws on approaches from case
law, feminist legal theory, criminology, ethnography, and human rights
activism to discuss topics in sexuality and the law.  The first
section of the course focuses on the significance of contemporary
cultural and legal debates over sexual images and acts in the United
States.  It includes an introduction to feminist legal theory that
will help us frame current issues of national and international
relevance.  Subsequent sections focus on a selection of topics such as
the criminalization of motherhood in the United States; prostitution
as an international industry; and finally, the mass rapes in
Bosnia-Herzegovnia.

Readings:  To be announced.

Requirements:  Grades will be based on a series of short writing
projects.

Class Meeting:  One 150-minute seminar each week (M, 5:45-8:15P, SY
212).

Course Will Satisfy:  CJUS major 400-level requirement

Instructor:  Professor Stephanie Kane, Criminal Justice Department