An examination of how gender construction is reproduced throughout the criminal justice system. Sociological constructs such as gender socialization, gender roles, gender within institutions and gender related violence will provide the theoretical tools of analysis. Emphasis will be placed on the intersection of gender with race, ethnicity and class. Topics will include women and men as offenders, victims and professionals in the criminal justice system. Special interest will include children of prisoners, juvenile delinquency among girls and nontraditional forms of female offending.