Mod. A - Sociology of crime

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Mod. A - Sociology of crime
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Mod. A - Sociology of crime
Subject area
SPS/12
Degree course
SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE
Course type
Laurea Magistrale
Credits
8.0
Teaching hours
Ore Attività frontale: 60.0
Academic year
2018/2019
Year taught
2018/2019
Course year
1
Language
INGLESE
Subject matter
SOCIAL DEVIANCE AND CRIME
Professor
SPINA Ferdinando

Course description

Having a basic knowledge of the Sociology of Crime and its theoretical and methodological topics; being able to analyze social data.

This module will introduce students to core themes in the study of crime and deviance, encouraging students to approach these topics using their sociological imagination. The module will be divided in three parts. The first part will deal with the main theories in the field of deviance and crime,  from Enlightenment and Early Traditions to classical Sociologies of Crime to contemporary approaches. In the second part of the module, it will be provided an overview of the main themes of the criminal activities (crime trends, specific crime patterns, violence, drugs, sex crime, environmental crime, organised crime, global crime). The final part will deal with the main issues of the controll of crime (punishment, criminal justice system, police and policing, prisons, media).

Lecture with multimedia presentation, discussion, homework, tasks in groups. Workshops with experts and professionals.

For not attending students: the evaluation will be assessed by oral examination. Required readings are:

 

  1. Eglin, P., & Hester, S. (2017). A sociology of crime (2 th ed). New York: Routledge, excluding Part IV (ebook suggested).

 

Per gli studenti non frequentanti: l’esame orale si basa sulla conoscenza dei seguenti testi obbligatori:

 

  1. Sbraccia, A., & Vianello, F. (2010). Sociologia della devianza e della criminalità. Roma-Bari: Laterza.
  2. Hester, S., & Eglin, P. (1999). Sociologia del crimine. Lecce: Manni.

 

Recommend texts for background/supplementary reading are:

 

  • Brown, M., & Carrabine, E. (Eds.). (2017). Routledge international handbook of visual criminology. London ; New York: Routledge.
  • Carrabine, E. (Eds.). (2014). Criminology: a sociological introduction (3. ed). London: Routledge.
  • Goode, E. (Eds.). (2015). The handbook on deviance. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • LeClerc, B., & Savona, E. U. (2016). Crime Prevention in the 21st Century: Insightful Approaches for Crime Prevention Initiatives. Springer.
  • Melossi, D. (2008). Controlling Crime, Controlling Society: Thinking about Crime in Europe and America. Polity.
  • Melossi, D. (2002). Stato, controllo sociale, devianza. Teorie criminologiche e società tra Europa e Stati Uniti. Milano: Bruno Mondadori.
  • Morgan, R., Reiner, R., & Maguire, M. (Eds.). (2012). The Oxford handbook of criminology (5th ed). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Paoli, L. (Eds.). (2014). The Oxford handbook of organized crime. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Berzano, L., & Prina, F. (2003). Sociologia della devianza. Roma: Carocci.

  • Rafter, N., & Brown, M. (2011). Criminology goes to the movies: crime theory and popular culture. New York: NYU Press.

Semester
Primo Semestre (dal 01/10/2018 al 25/01/2019)

Exam type

Type of assessment
Orale

Course timetable
https://easyroom.unisalento.it/Orario

Parent teaching
CRIME AND SOCIAL DEVIANCE (LM41)

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