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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 (anomia; interactionist approaches; conflict approach; control theory; realistic explanations (right and left).
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 Mandatory:
Introdutória: “Conformidade e desvio”, cap. Livro de Lucia Demartis (2006), Compêndio de Sociologia, Lisboa: Edições 70, pp. 95-112.
List of mandatory reading and study texts, provided by the teacher

Akrins, D. & Antoniou, A. K. (2019) (editors), Crime, deviance and popular culture. UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Bauman, Z. (2009), Confiança e medo na cidade. Rio de Janeiro: Zahar.
Becker, H. (1963), Outsiders: studies in the sociology of deviance. New York / London: Free Press and Collier-Macmillan
Dores, A P (2003), Prisões: a modernização das prisões. In Dores, A P. (org), Prisões na Europa: um debate que apenas começa. Oeiras: Celta, 77-90.
Giddens, A. (2004), Sociologia, Lisboa, Gulbenkian (4ª Ed).
Goffman, E. (2006), Estigma: La identidade deteriorada. Madrid: Amorrortu editores
Machado, H. (2008), Manual de Sociologia do Crime, Porto, E. Afrontamento
Wacquant, L. (2022), The Invention of the Underclass: A study in the politics of knowledge.Ed: Wiley John & sons
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Teaching methodologies involve the application of theoretical classes, theoretical-practical classes and oral presentations, where collective debate and critical thinking will be stimulated. The evaluation is made by considering the following components: participation in classes, written test and group work, and individual study and preparation of a written form of a test, debate and participation.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-10-13

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