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Sociology of Deviation

Code 13172
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Sociology
Entry requirements Not applicable
Learning outcomes Understand and interpret the social issues of social control and deviance, leading students into contact with the way in which sociology has addressed these issues. Successful completion of the course implies that the student is able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of key theoretical and methodological frameworks around social control, social deviance, and crime
2. Elaborate and debate rationally, logically and analytically consistent arguments and support their defense;
3. Demonstrate the ability to design, organize and execute theoretical and empirical works, suitable to their level of training, as well as oral and written communication.
Syllabus Contents
1 - Social control, social deviance, crime: fundamental concepts
2 - Social deviation from a scientific perspective: main theories (Anomie; differential association; conflict approach; labeling theory)
3 - Sociology of Crime: Approach and problems of crime as an object of sociology
4 - Social control and deviance: topical issues and relevant debates. Feeling of insecurity; the world of young people; alternative lifestyles

Main Bibliography Bauman, Z. (2009), Confiança e medo na cidade. Rio de Janeiro:Zahar.
CARVALHO, Maria João Leote (2003) Entre as malhas do desvio: jovens, espaços, trajectórias e delinquências, Oeiras, Celta, 2003
FERREIRA, Pedro Moura (2000), "Controlo e identidade: a não conformidade durante a adolescência", Sociologia – Problemas e Práticas, nº 33, pp. 55-85
GIDDENS, Anthony (2004), Sociologia, Lisboa, Gulbenkian (4ª Ed)
MACHADO, Helena (2008), Manual de Sociologia do Crime, Porto, Edições Afontamento
WACQUANT, Loïc (2000), As Prisões da Miséria, Oeiras: Celta Editora
WACQUANT, Loïc (2001),O que é o gueto? Construindo um conceito sociológico. Revista de Sociologia e Politica, 23, 155-164.
WACQUANT, Loïc (2010), Insegurança Social e surgimento da preocupação com a segurança. Panóptica – Direito, Sociedade e Cultura, 19, 198-213.
XIBERRAS, Martine (1996), As Teorias da Exclusão – para uma construção do imaginário do desvio, Lisboa, Piaget
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.

Course

Sociology
Last updated on: 2020-01-19

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