Teaching Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender in Criminal Justice Courses

Amanda K. Burgess-Proctor, Michigan State University

This presentation will discuss both the challenges to and opportunities for teaching criminal justice courses using an intersectional perspective. Much work remains to be done in the field of criminal justice in terms of educating undergraduate students, who may be resistant to learning about systems of oppression, about the intersectionality of race, class, and gender. This presentation will attempt to address some of these issues, and will also discuss ideas about opportunities for introducing an intersectional framework into undergraduate criminal justice courses.

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