Spring 2019 - CRIM 104 D900
Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)
Class Number: 6827
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 5280, Surrey
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 23, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
SUR 3170, Surrey
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 surveys some of the major sociological perspectives on crime and deviance, emphasizing the location of these theories within their historical and political contexts. Attention will be paid to how these theories influence 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 and research.
NOTE: Tutorials for this course consist of ten on-line tutorials, accessible through Canvas. FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE FIRST LECTURE
- Tutorial Participation and Performance 10%
- Paper #1 15%
- Paper #2 15%
- Midterm Exam 30%
- Final Exam 30%
1. Inderbitzin, M., Bates, K., & Gainey, R. (2016). Deviance and Social Control: A Sociological Perspective (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
2. Additional readings may be assigned from the SFU Library’s electronic journals.
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