DEVIANCE AND DIGITAL CONTROL

DEVIANCE AND DIGITAL CONTROL

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Code
83834
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9913 DIGITAL HUMANITIES - COMMUNICATION AND NEW MEDIA (LM-92) SAVONA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/12
LANGUAGE
Italian (English on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION
SAVONA (DIGITAL HUMANITIES - COMMUNICATION AND NEW MEDIA)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The lectures aims to provide an overview of the main theories of deviance, criminality and social control with regard to the digital revolution. In particular, with the support of case studies, it will focus on the mechanisms of definition and government of the “abnormal” introduced by the new social media.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The main objective of the lectures is to offer knowledge and interpretative tools for understanding social changes, introduced by the new social media, in both: the way of defining deviance and the control and marginalization devices of individuals.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

In particular, the lectures aims to:

- reconstruct the main models of sociological interpretation of deviance and control;

- investigate marginalization digital devices of individuals.

At the end of the course, the students will acquire adequate knowledge and interpretative tools to critically analyze deviant and digital control phenomena 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

Part One: Introduction: theories of deviance and of social control – Deviance and Capitalism: Marx and Weber - The origins of criminal sociology: the 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.

Part Two: Cybercrimes - Digital control devices.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Textbooks and recommended reading materials for students attending:

1. Notes made in the class.

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

3. Z. Bauman, D. Lyon, Liquid Surveillance: A Conversation, 2013 (alternatively: E. Morozov, Silicon Valley: i signori del silicio, Codice Edizioni, 2017).

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 or other text agreed with the teacher.

2. M. Foucault, Discipline and Punish: the Birth of the Prison, 1975.

3. Z. Bauman, D. Lyon, Liquid Surveillance: A Conversation, 2013 (alternatively: E. Morozov, Silicon Valley: i signori del silicio, Codice Edizioni, 2017).

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

ISABEL FANLO CORTES (President)

LAURA SCUDIERI (President)

GABRIELLA PETTI

REALINO MARRA

LUCA GUZZETTI

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

24 September 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.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/09/2020 15:00 SAVONA Scritto + Orale