Course Contents

Course Code and Title: SOS 382-Sociology of Crime

Course Type: Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Year and Semester: Third year, Spring
Course Length: One semester, 3 hrs lectures per week
Prerequisite(s): None
Language of Instruction: Turkish
Course Credits: 3 0 3
ECTS Credits: 6
Lecturer: Dr. Aslıhan Öğün Boyacıoğlu
Course Contents:

  • classical and modernist theoretical approaches to the causes of crime         
  • primary examples of the body of empirical work on crime related factors such as      age, sex, gender
  • some of the most important topics in sociology of crime such as gender and crime, female criminality, juvenile criminality, drug related crimes;
  • analysis of the nature and rate of crime in Turkey

Course Objectives: By the end of this course the student will be able to, develop a critical evaluation about classical and modernist analyses of crime and criminals, evaluate crime as an act which can only be understood withinin its specific social/cultural context, analyse criminal act within a theoretical framework.
Teaching Method: Lectures and classroom discussions
Assessment Method: Written exam (two midterms (%50) and one final (%50))
Reading list:
Dönmezer, Sulhi. (1984). Kriminoloji, İstanbul: Filiz Kitabevi.
İçli, Tülin. (1998). Kriminoloji, Ankara: Bizim Büro Basımevi.
Sheley, Joseph H. (1991). Criminology, Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing.
Siegel, Larry J. (1989). Criminology, St. Paul: West Publishing.

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