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Course Code and Title: SOS 682-Juvenile Delinquency

Course Type: Elective
Course Level: Masters
Year and Semester: Spring
Course Length: One semester, 3 hrs lectures per week
Prerequisite(s): None
Language of Instruction: Turkish
Course Credits: 3 0 3
ECTS Credits: 7
Lecturer: Dr. Tülin İçli
Course Objectives: Age is one area where there is a widespread agrement: crime rates are   getting lower with age or in other words involvement in crime diminishes with age. In these years especially in metropolitan cities like Ankara and İstanbul usurpation,theft, robbery in summary crimes against property rates are increasing.
The main aim of the course is to profile children who are living in the streets, commiting property crimes or being victims of crime .In addition also, socio-economic and cultural factors which effect children to commit crime will be studied and the preventional means will be proposed.

Course Content: In wiews of the classic and modern crime theories the factors related age- crime,and gender-crime will be studied.Especially in the lights of “Social Learning”,”Imitation” theories and Edwin H.Sutherland’s “Differential Association” and Robert L.Burgess and Ronald Akers’s “Differential Reinforcement” theoris the effectiveness of family structure and peer groups will be discussed.
Teaching Method: Explaing, reading and discussion.
Assessment Method: Writting exam and presentations. (Oral and written presantations are 50 %, final exam is 50 %.

Suggested Readings:

Akers, Ronald L. Criminological Theories. Introduction, Evaluation and Appplication.Roxbury Pub.Comp., LosAngeles, 2000.
Barkan, Steven E.Criminology: A Sociological Understanding.Prentice Hall Inc.,Newjersey     2001.
Cullen, Fancis and R.A. Criminological  Theory Past to the Present,Essential   Readings,Roxbury Pub.Comp.,LosAngeles,2003.
Gibbons, Don C. Delinguent Behavior.Prentice Hall Inc., NewJersey,1970.
Hirschi, Travis. Causes of Delinquency,University of California Pres,Berkeley,1966
İçli, Tülin Günşen. Kriminoloji. Seçkin Yayınevi, Ankara, 2007

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