Course Contents

Course Code and Title: SOS 741-Organized Crime

The type of the course: Elective
Level of the course: Ph.D
Term of the course: Autumn
The Lenght: One semester
Precondition: None
Teaching Lanquage: Turkish
ECTS Credit: 10
Lecturer: Dr. Tülin Içli
Course: Objectives:
Perhaps the greatest problem in understanding the concept of organized crime is not the word crime but rather, the word organized. The main aim of this course is to define the organized crimes and explain their types in view of the related theories. Then reducing the ways of these crime types which are seen as serious social problems will be discussed. In this course our intention is the identification of the attributes of organized crime.  By this way the function and structure of organized crime will be described.

Course Content:
In this Course, Terrorism, Human Trafficking, White Collar Crime and Drug Trafficking will be studied as important social problems in different social structures and especially in our country.All this types of global crimes endanger the unity and the security of countries.The frequencies, and the sizes of these crimes differ related to the countries social structure’s. Also in this course these differences and probable causes will be discussed in relation to the theoretical knowledge with the intention of reaching a synthesis at the end.
Teaching Methods: Reading, presentation and discussion
Assessment Method: Presentation plus midterm exam (50%) plus final exam (50%)
Reading List:
İçli, Tülin Günşen. Kriminoloji. Seçkin Yayınevi, Ankara,2007
TC. Merkez Bankası. Dünya’da ve Türkiye’de Terör. “Terörün Sosyal Yapı Üzerindeki Etkileri ”İnsan Kaynakları Genel Müdürlüğü, Ankara 2002,171-183
Michael D.Lyman and G.W.Potter. Organized Crime.Prentice Hall,Upper Saddle River,           NewJersey,2000.
Siegel,Larry.J. Criminology.Wadsworth Thompson Learning Inc., Belmont,2003
Sutherland, Edwin H.White Collar Crime.Holt Rinehart and Winston Inc., NewYork,1961

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