Spring 2022 - CRIM 104 D900
Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)
Class Number: 4054
Delivery Method: In Person
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 explore some of the major sociological perspectives on crime and deviance, situating them within their historical and political contexts. Each perspective will be analyzed to help us better understand how it influences the criminal justice system today. This course aims to foster a critical understanding of the many perspectives that influence our understanding crime and deviance, and how that understanding has changed over time.
- Tutorial performance and participation 10%
- Critical Reflection #1 5%
- Critical Reflection #2 5%
- Paper 25%
- Midterm Exam 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.
2. Additional materials will be available through the Canvas page.
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