Criminal SociologyCourse Closed
Universidad de Málaga
Area of Study
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This course will examine the sociological perspective of social control. The relationship between sociology, psychology, and criminal law will be examined. This knowledge is necessary for those pursing professions in the field of criminology or for those seeking to study the prevention of criminal phenomenon.
PART 1. Social science, natural science, and human behavior. The conditions and possibilities of social sciences. Knowledge and social intervention.
PART 2. The classic perspectives of social theory: The theories of social action and facts.
PART 3. Reason and emotion in social action: Instrumental and expressive actions. Typification and explication of deviant actions.
PART 4. The theory of functionalist structure and the concept of anonymity.
PART 5. Deviant socialization and conduct. Deviation, rebellion, and delinquency. Neutralizing techniques.
PART 6. Ideal culture and social order. Religion and being religious. Secularization and non-denomination.
PART 7. Social identity and inequality.
PART 8. The theories of the process and symbolic interactionism. References to Erving Goffman and Michel Foucault.
THE SOCIAL STRUCTURE
PART 9. World population growth and structure. The composition of Spanish and Andalusian population.
PART 10. Historic immigration and actual immigration. Social and occupational structure of foreigners in Spain and Andalusia.
PART 11. Multiculturalism and interculturalism. Valued consensus, constitutional loyalty, and cultural conflict.
PART 12. Racism and Xenophobia. Perspective theories and empirical studies. Hate as a derelict motivation.
PART 13. Sex, sexuality and gender. Sexism and violence.
PART 14. Youth: Identity, conformism and disagreement. Social economics and youth culture.
PART 15. Violence and social identity. Culture of violence.
PART 16. Moral and social order. Drug trafficking and consumption and sex trade: Possibilities of policyEVALUATION:
Final grade will be based on the final exam.
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND OTHER RESOURCES
Delitos sin víctima. Orden social y ambivalencia moral; Lamo de Espinosa, Emilio Discipline and punish: the birth of prison; Foucault, M.
Estigma: la identidad deteriorada; Goffman, E.
Historia de la sexualidad, vols. 1, 2 y 3; Foucault, M.
La modernizacion regional en España; Gobernado Arribas, R. (coord.) La presentacion de la persona en la vida cotidiana; Goffman, E. Leer la sociedad; Iglesias de Ussel, J. y Trinidad Requena, A. (coords.) Relaciones en publico: microestudios del orden publico; Goffman, E.
Relations in public; Goffman, E.
Sociología y delincuencia; Herranz de Rafael, Gonzalo
The presentation of self in everyday life; Goffman, E
Vigilar y castigar: nacimiento de la prision; Foucault, M.
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