Summer 2018 - CRIM 104 D900

Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)

Class Number: 6696

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    SUR 3170, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 9, 2018
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    SUR 5280, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    SA 150 is recommended.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A survey of some major sociological perspectives on crime and deviance that will include both mainstream and critical theories. These will include: anomie, neutralization, control, group conflict, sub-cultural, ecological, functionalist and critical theories. Critical analysis of the assumptions upon which each theory is based. Examination of the similarities and differences between/among the various explanations. Breadth-Social Sciences.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will examine sociological theories of crime and deviance that have marked the development of the discipline of criminology. Theories will be situated in their historical, social and political contexts of emergence and development. Students will be asked to reflect upon and discuss the theories' underlying assumptions, their strengths and weaknesses, the links and contrasts between them, their research implications, and their practical applications.

Grading

  • Midterm Exam 25%
  • Term Paper 30%
  • Tutorial Participation 5%
  • Tutorial Presentation 15%
  • Final Exam 25%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

1. Lilly, J. R., Cullen, F,T. & Ball, R.A. (2015). Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences (6th Edition). SAGE Publishing. ISBN: 978-1452258164.
   * Earlier editions cannot be substituted.

2. Additional reserve and online readings will be required and made available on Canvas.

Department Undergraduate Notes:


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Registrar Notes:

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