Fall 2021 - CRIM 104 D100
Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)
Class Number: 2219
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 15, 2021
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
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, noting the location of these theories within their historical and political contexts. Attention is 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 around sociological explanations of criminal and deviant behaviour, while recognizing the intersection of theory, research, and policy.
- Tutorial Participation & Performance 10%
- Paper #1 17.5%
- Paper #2 17.5%
- Midterm 25%
- Final Exam 30%
1. Inderbitzin, M., Bates, K. A., & Gainey, R. R. (2019). Perspectives on Deviance and Social Control (2nd). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. ISBN: 978-1-5443-0808-1
2. Readings and additional materials will be available through the course Canvas page.
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