SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE AND JUVENILE JUSTICE

SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE AND JUVENILE JUSTICE

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Code
98515
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 10841 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES (L-19) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/12
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES)
semester
1° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course will explore - joining theoretical perspective and practical dimensions - the sociology of deviance with regard to juvenile justice. Specifically, it will address the evolution of the representation of juvenile deviance and the corresponding forms of control. Furthermore, special attention will be devoted to the origin of juvenile justice and its contemporary procedures, through the discussion of specific case studies.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course explores a variety of different themes within sociology of deviance and juvenile delinquency. It aims to encourage students to move beyond a mere theoretical approach in order to comprehend the ordinary administration of deviance, with a particular attention to the juvenile justice system.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at

  • Developing a critical evaluation of academic ideas on deviance, marginality and juvenile delinquency and their translation into real-world environment.
  • Acquiring better knowledge of social control structures and everyday practices of prevention, with a particular attention to the juvenile justice system;
  • Providing a broader insight into the new transformations of the increasingly permeable boundary between social control and care practices

Upon completion of the course students will be able to develop critical and analytical skills about:

  • academic ideas about and media representations of marginality and delinquency in real-world situations;
  • social phenomena related to them;
  • logics and working practices in Italian Juvenile Justice System.

Teaching methods

Combination of traditional lectures, tutorials and classroom discussions on case studies. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course is ideally structured in three parts. The first is dedicated to the main theoretical developments and empirical research in the field of sociology of deviance, with particular attention to the representation of juvenile delinquency. The second will focus on the birth and development of the Juvenile Court in Italy. Finally, the third will examine some practical cases concerning both the organization of the main juvenile justice institutions and their impacts on families and juveniles.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

-T. Platt, Salvare i bambini. L’invenzione della delinquenza giovanile, Mimesis Edizioni, 2019.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The course tutor sees students in personal meeting by appointment. Please contact the lecturer by email: gabriella.petti@unige.it

Exam Board

GABRIELLA PETTI (President)

FEDERICO RAHOLA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Combination of traditional lectures, tutorials and classroom discussions on case studies. 

LESSONS START

October 2020

EXAMS

Exam description

Attending Students. After the lectures, a written exercise on the topics covered in the course will be carried out, which will also include an independent elaboration of the proposed texts.

Assessment methods

The course assessment will be made up of tutorials and classroom discussions of assignments presented by working groups of students

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
27/05/2021 10:30 GENOVA Orale
10/06/2021 10:30 GENOVA Orale
24/06/2021 10:30 GENOVA Orale
08/07/2021 11:00 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2021 10:30 GENOVA Orale