Fall 2021 - CRIM 203 D100
Historical Reactions to Crime and Deviance (3)
Class Number: 2263
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 8 – Dec 7, 2021: Tue, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 13, 2021
Mon, 11:59–11:59 p.m.
1 778 782-3892
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, Canada) cases of crime and deviance in the context of identifying historical themes and patterns. Specific topics include historical reaction to sex offending, prostitution, alcoholism, and juvenile delinquency. 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 Short Presentation 10%
- Paper Proposal (300-400 wds) and preliminary reference list 10%
- Midterm Exam 25%
- Term Paper (1200-1500 wds) 25%
- Final Exam 25%
Crime and Deviance in Canada: Historical Perspectives. C. McCormick and L. Green, Editors. 2005. Canadian Scholars Press. ISBN 978-1-55130-274-4 (pbk).
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