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CODE 86942
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/12
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • IMPERIA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

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”.

AIMS AND CONTENT

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.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

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 social exclusion, and to develop empirical research and interventions in this field.

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:

  • Notes made in the class;
  • The reading materials indicated during the course;
  • One of the following books by choice: I. Fanlo Cortés, D. Ferrari, a cura di, I soggetti vulnerabili nei processi migratori. La protezione internazionale tra teoria e prassi, Giappichelli, Collana del Corso di Laurea in Servizio sociale, Torino, 2019; F. Vianello, a cura di, Maternità in pena. L'esecuzione penale delle donne con figli minori, Meltemi, Milano, 2023.

Textbooks and recommended reading materials for not attending students:

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

- One of the following books by choice: I. Fanlo Cortés, D. Ferrari, a cura di, I soggetti vulnerabili nei processi migratori. La protezione internazionale tra teoria e prassi, Giappichelli, Collana del Corso di Laurea in Servizio sociale, Torino, 2019; F. Vianello, a cura di, Maternità in pena. L'esecuzione penale delle donne con figli minori, Meltemi, Milano, 2023.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LAURA SCUDIERI (President)

ISABEL FANLO CORTES

REALINO MARRA (President Substitute)

GABRIELLA PETTI (President Substitute)

GIULIA ARENA (Substitute)

SEBASTIANO BENASSO (Substitute)

MATTIA VOLPI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

February 2024

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

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.

Exam schedule

Data appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
20/12/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
11/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
01/02/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
16/05/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
31/05/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
13/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
11/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
12/09/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale

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