CJ 333 Sex Crimes
Prerequisite: SO 105 Criminology or Permission of the Program Director
This course provides an in-depth study of sexual offending including the definitions of sexual offenses, typologies of sexual offending, motivations for such offenses and criminal justice system and public health system responses to sexual offending behavior. The course will examine the evolution of sexual offense policy including the failures of such policies. In particular the course will examine registration and community notification, residency restrictions, GPS monitoring, chemical castration, Internet stings, civil commitment, and restorative justice. Finally, the course will address the development of empirically based policies.