Fall 2019 - CRIM 104 D100
Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)
Class Number: 8229
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 10, 2019
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
1 778 782-9608
Prerequisites:SA 150 is recommended.
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.
This course will survey some of the major sociological perspectives on crime and deviance. Special emphasis will be placed on locating these theories within their historical and political contexts. Additional attention will be given to how each theory influences how we think about and respond to crime and deviance. Overall, a primary objective of this course is to foster critical thinking about the influence of sociological explanations of criminal and deviant behaviour, while recognizing the intersection of theory, research and the Canadian context. Instruction for this course will consist of a weekly two hour lecture, plus a weekly one hour (50 minute) tutorial.
- Tutorial Participation and Performance 20%
- Midterm Exam 30%
- Final Exam 30%
- Term Paper 20%
1. Cartwright, B. Sociological Explanations of Crime and Deviance: A Reader. Pearson Learning Solutions.
2. Additional readings may be assigned from the SFU Library’s electronic journals.
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