Sex Crimes

SLN #: 77511
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 024
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): McJunkin
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Course Description:
Sex Crimes examines the criminal law's role in the regulation of sex, sexuality, and sexualized violence. This seminar will incorporate historical, sociological, and theoretical perspectives on the development, evolution, and future of sex crime laws. We will give particular attention to the (often competing) legal standards of force, consent, agency, and human dignity as potential bases for criminalization. Specific topics we will discuss include rape and sexual assault law; domestic violence and intimate partner rape; human trafficking; sex offender monitoring and registration requirements; sexting and statutory rape; and whether sex crimes contribute to overincarceration.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Experiential Learning: No
Seminar: Yes
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies
Teaching Method: In Person

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.