|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||SPS/12|
The lectures aims to provide an overview of the main sociological theories of deviance and criminality, also with the support of case studies regarding the legal and social professions directly involved in the mechanisms of definition and government of the “abnormal”.
To know and to handle oneself in a critical way regarding the main paradigms of sociological description of deviance and criminality, as well as social control dispositives.
In particular, the lectures aims to:
- reconstruct the main theories of deviance and criminality;
- investigate social control and marginalization devices of individuals.
At the end of the course, the students will acquire adequate knowledge and interpretative tools to critically analyze deviant phenomena and
of social exclusion, and to develop empirical research in this field.
- Frontal lessons
- Exercises/small groups activities
- Classroom discussions on the topics dealt with, starting from the analysis of case studies.
Introduction: theories of deviance and criminality - The origins of criminal sociology: moral statistics and positivist criminology - Functionalist perspectives and its development particularly in relation to juvenile delinquency; criticism of functionalism - American criminology: the Chicago School, symbolic interactionism, ethnomethodology, labeling approach - European criminology: English criminology, French criminology and Italian critical criminology - Gender Perspectives.
Office hours: At the end of each lesson in the classroom or by appointment via e-mail (email@example.com).
LAURA SCUDIERI (President)
ISABEL FANLO CORTES
REALINO MARRA (President Substitute)
GABRIELLA PETTI (President Substitute)
GIULIA ARENA (Substitute)
SEBASTIANO BENASSO (Substitute)
MATTIA VOLPI (Substitute)
I semester from September 14th to December 4th 2020
II semester from February 15th to May 7th 2021
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The examination will be in oral form.
The exercises, the small group activities, the classroom thematic discussions and finally the oral interview will aim at evaluating the learning and the reworking of the contents from the candidates, as well as their critical reasoning skills and their public speaking ability.