CRJC 370

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This is a survey course designed to give students an overview of criminal law, civil law and legal issues as they relate to sex and sexuality. Taught from a social constructionist perspective, this class considers why certain behaviors come to be legal or illegal, how laws that regulate sex and sexuality affect our culture, and how criminal justice professionals confront issues of sexuality within the framework of the law. Though specific topics may vary by professor or current events, they may include sexual assault, prostitution, sex trafficking, pedophilia, sting operations, abortion, hate crimes, GLBTQ rights (both civilians and CJ professionals), sex registries, and pornography.