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Course Code and Title: SOS 692-Sociology of Crime

Course Type: Elective
Course Level: Masters
Year and Semester: Spring
Course Length: One semester, 3 hrs lectures, total 3 hrs per week
Prerequisite(s): None
Language of Instruction: Turkish
Course Credits: 3 0 3
ECTS Credits: 7
Lecturer: Dr. Tülin İçli
Course Contents:

  • Critical evaluation of modernist crime theories and affirmative postmodern approach
  • Irving Goffman and the concepts of ‘stigma’ ve ‘total institutions’
  • Howard Becker and the concept of ‘labeling’
  • David Matza and the concept of ‘drifting’
  • Jack Katz and the concept of ‘seduction of crime’
  • Michel Foucault and the concept of ‘surveillance’

Course Objectives: By the end of this course the student will be able to develop a critical account of modernist theories of crime, which emphasise crime either as an outcome of micro causes or macro contexts and develop a critical thinking various aspects of constructung images of  crime in industrial and post industrial societies.  
Teaching Method: Lectures and classroom discussions.
Assessment Method: Written exam (two midterms (%50) and one final (%50))
Reading list:
Becker, Howard. (1963). Outsiders, New York: Macmillan Publishing.
Foucault, Michel. (2000). Hapishanenin Doğuşu, Ankara: İmge Yayınları.
Goffman, Irving. (1961). Asylums, New York: Doubleday and Company Inc.
Henry, Stuart ve Dragan Milavonavic. (1996). Constitutive Criminology, Londra: Sage Publications.

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