SOC 206 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Sociology of Crime
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
SOC 206
Fall
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To analyze fundamental debates about the social origins and outcomes of crime via the major theoretical debates in criminology .
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to realize and identify various typologies of behavior that are considered as crime and deviant behavior in the society.
  • will be able to discuss critically major theories which attempt to explain why people commit crimes.
  • will be able to discuss the various types of crime.
  • will be able to elaborate the links between major criminological theories and the crime typologies.
Course Content Criminology deals, scientifically, with the topics of crime and deviant behavior. It primarily attempts to situate the crime and deviant behavior into historical and theoretical context in order to reveal out the answers for questions such as: Why do people commit crime? What are the resons and consequences of criminal behaviour? What kind of typologies of crime can we observe in different societies?This class, in this respect, attempts to investigate the answers of these questions in relation to major criminology theories by highlighting major categories such as class, age, race, ethnicity, gender, violence, political and organized crimes.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Overview of the course and syllabus
2 Criminology and the Sociological Perspective Barkan, CH.1.
3 Researching Crime Criminology, pp.56-75.
4 Sociological Theories About Crime Criminology, CH.4-5.
5 Sociological Theories About Crime Criminology, CH.4-5.
6 Crime,Social Theory and Social Change Criminology: A Sociological Introduction, pp.116-136.
7 Midterm Exam I
8 Victimization Siegel, Criminology, CH.3, pp.64-82.
9 Crime, Sexuality and Gender Criminology, CH. 11.
10 Movie Screening and discussion to be announced
11 Controlling Crime Criminology, PART 4.
12 Crime and Media Criminology, CH.20
13 Terrorism, State Crime and Human Rights Criminology, CH.21
14 Mid-term Exam II
15 Overview of the Course
16 Overview of the Course

 

Course Textbooks Thomas J. Bernard, J., Jeffrey B. Snipes, Alexander L. Gerould, Vold’s Theoretical Criminology (New York, Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press,2010). Available at İEU library, RESERVE part.Frank P. Williams III, Marilyn D. McShane, Criminology Theory, Selected Classical Readings (U.S.: Anderson Pub., 1998). Available at İEU library, RESERVE part. Eamonn Carrabine, Paul Iganski, Maggy Lee, Ken Plummer, Nigel South, Criminology, A Sociological Introduction (London and New York: Routledge, 2014).N. Rafter and Michelle Brown, Criminology Goes to the Movies: Crime Theory and Popular Culture (NY, London: New York University Press, 2011) Available at İEU digital library. Micheal Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (U.S.: Vintage, 1995). available at İEU library, RESERVE part.
References Other sources will be circulated-announced by the instructor.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
16
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
4
20
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
Seminar / Workshop
-
-
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
60
Final / Oral Exam
-
-
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
100
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
14
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
4
Presentation / Jury
1
24
Project
Seminar / Workshop
-
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
27
Final / Oral Exam
-
-
    Total
168

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to scientifically examine concepts and ideas in the field of sociology; to be able to interpret and evaluate data. X
2 To be able to define classical and contemporary theories in sociology; to be able to identify the differences and similarities among those theories and to be able to evaluate them. X
3 To be able to critically use the knowledge acquired in the field of sociology X
4 To be able to plan and conduct, individually or as a member of a team, an entire sociological research process with the knowledge of methodological requirements of the field. X
5 To be able to identify and evaluate local, regional and global issues and problems. X
6 To be able to share their ideas and solutions supplemented by qualitative and quantitative data in written and oral forms. X
7 To be able to make use of other disciplines related to sociology and to have core knowledge related to those disciplines. X
8 To be able to follow developments in sociology and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1) X
9 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level) X
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level. X
11 To have social and scholarly values and ethical principles during the collection and interpretation of data for implementation, publication, dissemination, and maintenance X
12 To acquire life long learning abilities that will enable the socially responsible application of knowledge based on their field of study to their professional and everyday lives. X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest