LEGAL SOCIOLOGY AND DEVIANCE

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Code
86942
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
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) IMPERIA

6 credits during the 3nd year of 10842 LEGAL SERVICES IN BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (L-14) 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

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 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  - 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 indicated during the course.
  3. I. Fanlo Cortés, D. Ferrari, a cura di, I soggetti vulnerabili nei processi migratori. La protezione internazionale tra teoria e prassi, G. Giappichelli, Collana del Corso di Laurea in Servizio sociale, Torino, 2019 (introduction and 5 essays).
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.
  2. I. Fanlo Cortés, D. Ferrari, a cura di, I soggetti vulnerabili nei processi migratori. La protezione internazionale tra teoria e prassi, G. Giappichelli, Collana del Corso di Laurea in Servizio sociale, Torino, 2019.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

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

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

TEACHING METHODS

- Frontal lessons

- Exercises/small groups activities

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

LESSONS START

February 2022

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

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
16/12/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
20/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
10/02/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
12/05/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
30/05/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
16/06/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
14/07/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
08/09/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale