Gender Violence & Public Policy

Course Description:

This course covers the context and evolution of law and policy addressing sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sex trafficking, and stalking in the United States. Course content emphasizes current issues and responses. The course also includes a critical evaluation of the impact of current responses for people from diverse backgrounds.

Required Textbooks:

  • Corrigan, R. (2013). Up against a wall: Rape reform and the failure of success. New York: NYU Press.
  • O’Toole, L., Schiffman, J.R., Kiter Edwards, M.L. (2007). Gender violence: Interdisciplinary perspectives (2nd). New York: NYU Press.

Recommended Textbooks:

  • Brush, L. (2011). Poverty, battered women, and work in US public policy. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Krakauer, J. (2015). Missoula: Rape and the justice system in a college town. New York: Doubleday.
  • Miller, J. (2008). Getting played: African American girls, urban inequality and gendered violence. New York: NYU Press.
  • Richie, B. (1996). Compelled to crime: The gender entrapment of battered black women. New York: Routledge.