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SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE

CODE 100572
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 1 cfu during the 3nd year of 9280 EDUCAZIONE PROFESSIONALE(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/12
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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.

    TEACHING METHODS

    - Frontal lessons

    - Exercises/small groups activities

    - Classroom discussions on the topics dealt with, starting from the analysis of case studies.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    • Introduction: theories of deviance and criminality;
    • The origins of criminal sociology: moral statistics and positivist criminology;
    • The functionalist model: theories of anomie and of sub-cultures;
    • Criticism of functionalism: learning theory and neutralization techniques;
    • The social construction of deviance: the Chicago School, symbolic interactionism, ethnomethodology, labeling approach
    • Critical perspectives

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Textbooks and recommended reading materials for students attending:

    1.    Notes made in the class.

    2.    The reading materials indicated during the course.

    Textbooks and recommended reading materials for not attending students:

    1.    F. Prina, Devianza e criminalità. Concetti, metodi di ricerca, cause, politiche, Carocci editore, Roma, 2019.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    DONATELLA PANATTO (President)

    GABRIELE ROCCA (President)

    ALESSANDRO DE LEO

    STEFANO PADOVANO

    LAURA SCUDIERI

    ALFREDO VERDE

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The examination will be in oral form.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    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.