Fall 2019 - CRIM 203 D100
Historical Reactions to Crime and Deviance (3)
Class Number: 8329
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SECB 1011, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 9, 2019
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
Prerequisites:Any 100 division CRIM course.
Historical review of society's reaction to crime and deviance, relating this history to religious, political, social and philosophical movements and schools of thought. Consideration of the history and evolution of punishment and penal methods and the historical forces influencing the development, implementation, and modification of these methods.
This is a case study oriented course based on the nineteenth and twentieth century historical research. We will be introduced to the methodology of “doing history” and some of the unique challenges associated with the historical study of crime and deviance. We will explore local (i.e., British Columbia) and national cases of crime and deviance in the context of identifying historical themes and patterns. Specific topics include historical reaction to sex offending, sex work, alcoholism, and youth crime. Some of the general themes that will be explored include the evolution of the Canadian criminal justice system, regulating gender and sexuality, and policing ethnicity.
- Tutorial Participation 5%
- Tutorial Presentation 15%
- Midterm Exam 25%
- Term Paper 30%
- Final Exam 25%
1. McCormick, C. & Green, L. (Eds.). (2005). Crime and Deviance in Canada: Historical Perspectives. Canadian Scholars Press. ISBN: 978-1-55130-274-4
2. Additional online readings as required.
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