Sociology of Crime and Violence

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sociology of Crime and Violence

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Main Outcomes
    Students will be aware of the various theories of deviance
    Students will be familiar with patterns of crime and violence both public and domestic
    Students will understand strategies to control such behavior.

    Main Content
    Theories of deviance
    Different paradigms
    Urban crime ? The Chicago School
    Gender and crime
    Violence and abuse in South Africa - gangsterism, rape, domestic violence, drugs

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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