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Sociology of Deviation

Code 13190
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Sociology
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes - To know the key sociological theories on crime and deviance.
- To understand how crime and deviance are socially and historically defined and produced.
- To analyse institutional responses to crime .
- To develop critical thinking and an ethical stance.
- To develop autonomy and analytical skills.

Syllabus 1. Around the concepts: social order and conflict, social control, conformity and deviance, crime and deviance, criminology and sociology of deviation
2. The biological and psychological approach to crime
3. Sociological theories on crime and deviance
3.1. Functionalist and neo-functionalist theories
3.2. Interactionist theories
3.3. Labeling theories
3.4. Theories of conflict
3.5. Theories of social control
3.5.1. 3.4.1 From the fight against crime to the information society police

4. Key players in the criminal justice system: From action to policy
4.1. State, Police, Victims and Offenders
4.2. From police statistics on crime to victimization surveys
4.3. Effective reinsertion policies?
4.4. From recidivism to desistance
5. The (new) crimes: from cybercrime to environmental crimes and against humanity

Main Bibliography - Adler, Patrícia and Peter Adler (2016), Constructions of Deviance: Social Power, Context, and Interaction; Cengage Learning: Boston, (8th ed).
- Brookman, Fiona; Maguire, Mike; Pierpoint, Harriet and Bennett, Trevor (2010) (eds), Handbook of Crime. Cullompton, Devon: Willan Publishing.
- Carvalho, Maria João Leote, Baptista, Luis (2014) "Dinâmicas urbanas, risco e criminalidade(s) em Portugal", Interconexões - Revista de Ciências Sociais, 2 (1), 33-45.
- Cunha, Manuela I. (2015), Do crime e do Castigo – Temas e Debates Contemporâneos, Lisboa: Editora Mundos Sociais.
- Duarte, Vera. 2012. Discursos e Percursos na Delinquência Juvenil, V .N.Famalicão: HÚMUS
- Gomes, Sílvia; Granja, Rafaela (eds.) (2015), Mulheres e crime: Perspectivas sobre intervenção, violência e reclusão, V. N. Famalicão: Húmus
- Granja, Rafaela (2017), Para cá e para lá dos muros. Negociar relações familiares durante a reclusão, Porto: Afrontamento
- Jordan, Tim (2004), Hacktivism and Cyberwars: Rebels with a Cause. London: Routledge.
- Machado, Helena and Santos, Filipe (2010), Justiça, ambientes mediáticos e ordem social, V. N. Famalicão: Húmus.
- Machado, Helena (2008), Manual da Sociologia do Crime, Porto: Afrontamento.
- Maguire, Mike; Morgan, Rod and Reiner, Robert (eds) (2007), Oxford Handbook of Criminology, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (4th ed).
- Shover, Neal and Wright, John P. (eds) (2001), Crimes of Privilege: Readings in White Collar Crime. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Tonry, Michael (ed.) (2009), The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2019-06-12

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