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CODE 72181
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/12
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
PREREQUISITES
Propedeuticità in ingresso
Per sostenere l'esame di questo insegnamento è necessario aver sostenuto i seguenti esami:
  • PEDAGOGICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION 8750 (coorte 2022/2023)
  • GENERAL SOCIOLOGY 66880 2022
  • EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES 10841 (coorte 2022/2023)
  • GENERAL SOCIOLOGY 66880 2022
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course explores a variety of different themes within sociology of deviance and aims to encourage students to move beyond a mere theoretical approach to deviance and control in order to comprehend the practices of social policy and the administration of deviance.

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;

- reflect on policies and intervention strategies.

Critical and gender perspectives will be privileged in all three directions.

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.

PREREQUISITES

Students must have passed the General Sociology exam.

TEACHING METHODS

- Frontal and remote synchronous lessons;

- Exercises/small groups activities;

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

Students with disabilities or DSA are allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the Delegate of the Education courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities. Students are invited to contact the teacher of this course and copy the Delegate (https://unige.it/commissioni/comitatoperlinclusionedeglistudenticondisabilita.html).

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Introduction: theories of deviance;
  • 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;
  • The neo-classical and new-positivism paradigms;
  • Critical perspectives.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

No attending students:

- T. Pitch, Devianza e questione criminale. Temi, problemi e prospettive, Carocci editore, Roma, 2022.
- W. Baroni, G. Petti, Cultura della vulnerabilità, Pearson, Milano, 2014.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

September 2024

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.

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
No poverty
No poverty
Good health and well being
Good health and well being
Gender equality
Gender equality
Reduce inequality
Reduce inequality
Sustainable cities and communities
Sustainable cities and communities
Peace, justice and strong institutions
Peace, justice and strong institutions