Summer 2023 - CRIM 104 OL01
Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)
Class Number: 3579
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Aug 9, 2023
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
1 778 782-4041
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 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.
- Weekly Activities 15%
- Quizzes 10%
- Major Assignment 25%
- Midterm exam 20%
- Final exam 30%
- Inderbitzin, M., Bates, K. A., & Gainey, R. R. (2019). Perspectives on Deviance and Social Control (2nd). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
- Additional materials will be available through the Canvas page.
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