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December 20, 2000

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Women and Crime Class Explores Wide-Range of Issues

 A focus on women and their relationship to crime and criminalactivities is the topic of an upcoming Women and Crime course offeredat Indiana University Northwest during the Spring 2001 semester. The classwill cover the major theories of crime and delinquency, and feminist approaches;women’s and girls’ victimization, such as incest, rape, battering, stalking,and sexual harassment; and women as criminals, including crimes they aregenerally involved in, the punishment and what it’s like to be incarcerated.The class will also explore the strides women have made in the criminaljustice system as correctional officers, police officers, lawyers and judges.

The course will be on Monday evenings from 7 to 9:45 p.m. Classes forthe Spring 2001 semester run from January 6through April 27.  Registrationfor classes are January 3 and 4, with late registration from January 6through January 12. IU Northwest is accredited by the North Central Associationand offers degrees and certificate programs in Allied Health, Arts andSciences, Business and Economics, Continuing Studies, Dental Education,Education, Labor Studies, Medical Education, Nursing, Public and EnvironmentalAffairs, and Social Work. Off-campus sites are located in Portage, Schererville,St. John, Lowell, Merrillville, and Crown Point.

For more information on course offerings or registration, telephone1-888-YOUR-IUN or go to the web at

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