Our course is entitled “Women, Crime, and Criminal Justice.” To start the first week and to set the pace for all discussions to come, we are first going to examine the topic of women who commit crimes.

Please respond to the following prompts:

  • Describe the “typical” female offender.
  • Examine age, education, social status, and history of family violence, among other variables.
  • Review whether or not the typical female offender is most often a juvenile.

The following websites may be helpful for this discussion: