Course: CJS 446. Domestic Violence (3)
Prerequisite: SOC 250 or CJS 102 or CJS 302 or permission of instructor. This course explores the various forms of domestic violence including the prevalence across different social dimensions, including but not limited to gender/gender identity, race, indigeneity, ethnicity, class, immigration status, sexuality/sexual orientation, and their intersections. Domestic violence will be discussed from various theoretical perspectives to understand the causes and the effects of abuse. Students will learn about the criminal justice process and responses, including how these experiences differ based on identity, culture, and the type of abuse. The course also covers basic prevention and intervention strategies, including laws and policies within and outside of the criminal justice system. Available for graduate credit.