LEGAL SOCIOLOGY AND DEVIANCE

LEGAL SOCIOLOGY AND DEVIANCE

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Code
86942
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8711 SOCIAL WELFARE AND SOCIAL POLICY (LM-87) GENOVA

6 credits during the 5th year of 7995 LAW (LMG/01) GENOVA

6 credits during the 3nd year of 7995 LAW (LMG/01) GENOVA

6 credits during the 4th year of 7995 LAW (LMG/01) GENOVA

6 credits during the 5th year of 7996 LAW (LMG/01) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/12
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (SOCIAL WELFARE AND SOCIAL POLICY)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

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

The main objective of the course is to offer knowledge and interpretative tools for handling oneself in a critical way regarding the main paradigms of sociological description of deviance and criminality, as well as social control and marginalization devices of individuals.

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 of social exclusion, and to develop empirical research 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 - Deviance, Law, Capitalism: Marx and Weber - 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.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Textbooks and recommended reading materials for students attending:

1. Notes made in the class.

2. The reading materials distributed, indicated during the course and published (via the portal aulaweb).

3. The editorial and an essay chosen by the student taken from an issue of the online Journal AG-About Gender, International Journal of Gender Studies (free download, but subject to compulsory registration) at the link https://riviste.unige.it/aboutgender/.

Textbooks and recommended reading materials for not attending students:

  1. C. Rinaldi, P. Saitta, eds. by, Devianze e crimine. Antologia ragionata di teorie classiche e contemporanee, PM edizioni, 2017: only pp. 17-360, 397-442.

  2. The editorial and an essay chosen by the student taken from an issue of the online Journal AG-About Gender, International Journal of Gender Studies (free download, but subject to compulsory registration) at the link https://riviste.unige.it/aboutgender/.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: At the end of each lesson in the classroom or by appointment via e-mail (laura.scudieri@unige.it).

Exam Board

LAURA SCUDIERI (President)

REALINO MARRA (President)

MATTIA VOLPI

ISABEL FANLO CORTES

GIULIA ARENA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

- Frontal lessons

- Exercises/small groups activities

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

LESSONS START

I semestre dal 17 settembre al 7 dicembre 2018
II semestre dal 25 febbraio al 17 maggio 2019

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.