Sociology of Crime and Deviance
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- 03 Apr 2023
- 18 Sep 2023
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Situate and explain sociological theories of deviance and criminal behaviour as they relate to broader sociological perspectives
- Familiarise students with a framework to comprehend changing levels and types of deviance and their relation to criminalisation
- Stimulate critical skills in examining controversial social issues related to crime and deviance
- Develop an understanding of the relationship between myths and messages about social identity
- What is Crime? What is Deviance?
- History and Contexts of Crime, Deviance and Criminological Thought
- Control and Opportunity: Sociological Theories of Deviance and Crime Part 1
- Learning and Labeling: Sociological Theories of Deviance and Crime: Part 2
- Crime Rates and Crime Statistics: Social Correlates of Criminality
- Moral Panics and the Manufacture of Deviance
- Victimless Crime? Drugs
- Victimless Crime? Prostitution
- Workplace Deviance
- War, Terrorism and Deviance
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This course examines various conceptions and sociological theories of deviant behaviour. This involves exploring conceptions of, and reactions to, deviance historically and cross-culturally. Throughout your course, you’ll learn to critically evaluate the relationship between societal perceptions of deviance and criminalisation. You’ll learn to outline patterns of criminal and deviant activity within society in order to better comprehend processes and
consequences of stigmatisation and criminalisation.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Criminal Justice.
Should your course have an exam it will be scheduled for Australian Central Standard Time or Australian Central Daylight Time, depending on the time of the year.
- Continuous assessment (60%)
- Project (40%)
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