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SOCIOLOGY OF LAW AND DEVIANCE
SOCIOLOGIA DEL DIRITTO E DELLA DEVIANZA

Deviance and violence in contemporary society
Devianza, prevaricazione e violenza nella società contemporanea

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Isabella Quadrelli Send an email to the teacher to make an appointment
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Sociology and Social Services (L-39 / L-40)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
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Learning Objectives

The course aims to present the main theoretical perspectives and research methodologies of the sociology of deviance by analyzing the change from classical to contemporary thinking. In the second part it will be introduced the study of the forms of deviance among adolescents and young peopole.

Program

In the first part, the concepts, methodologies and interpretative paradigms of the sociology of deviance will be presented. In particular, the following topics will be addressed:

- the concept of deviance

- how to study deviance and crime

- Sociological theories on deviance

- Policies to reduce deviance and crime

In the second part the topic of cyberbullying will be studied in depth with particular reference to:

- teenagers, new media, forms of communication and relationships

- bullying, cyberbullying, continuity and differences

- tools to prevent and combat cyberbullying

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

t is expected that students will acquire:
1. knowledge and understanding: mastery of basic knowledge about the current structure of the sociology of deviance, with particular reference to its constituent elements (problems and methods).
The students will attain these basic knowledge: by participating in lessons and through the analytical study of the texts proposed by the teacher and discussed in the classroom.
2. Applying knowledge and understanding: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and theories provided by the course; developing new insights, both from a theoretical and empirical point of view.
To be achieved through classroom discussions, interacting with the teacher, reading texts.
3. Capacity of judgment: critical reflection on themes, topics, texts presented.
This capability will mature in the interaction in the classroom, with the teacher and with fellow students, in reading essays, articles, scientific papers.
4. Communication skills: the ability to communicate their knowledge in a clear and correct manner
Outcomes to be achieved by discussions in the classroom, interacting actively during lectures, workshops, seminars, asking and answering questions, and also through written contributions. This skill can be developed especially in the second part of the course, devoted to the theme of cyberbullying.
5. Learning Skills: methods of analysis of the problems,  independent judgment. Skills to be acquired primarily discussing with other students and with the teacher the themes of the course. Knowledge of the  study materials will offer a greater capacity for further learning. The teacher in the course will encourage the acquisition of such skills.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lessons. group activities, seminars, classroom discussins

Attendance

Frequency of at least ¾ of the hours of actually taught lessons.

Course books

1) Prina F., Devianza e criminalità. Concetti, metodi di ricerca, cause, politiche, Carocci editore, 2019

2) A chosen book from the following<.

a) Belacchi C., Eusebio M. G. Cyberbullismo e traiettorie contemporanee della violenza. L'identità psicosociale tra realtà e virtualità. Franco Angeli 2018

b) Prina F., Gang giovanili. Perché nascono, chi ne fa parte, come intervenire. Il Mulino, Bologna, 2019.

Assessment

The assessment is done individually on the occasion of regular exams and is done by a committee chaired by the form teacher, by oral examination. Non-italian speaking students may ask to the teacher to be assessed by oral examination. they can also request to sit the exam in English.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

ndividual study of the course program in all its parts

Attendance

not required

Course books

1) Prina F., Devianza e criminalità. Concetti, metodi di ricerca, cause, politiche, Carocci editore, 2019

2) A chosen book from the following<.

a) Belacchi C., Eusebio M. G. Cyberbullismo e traiettorie contemporanee della violenza. L'identità psicosociale tra realtà e virtualità. Franco Angeli 2018

b) Prina F., Gang giovanili. Perché nascono, chi ne fa parte, come intervenire. Il Mulino, Bologna, 2019.

Assessment

The assessment is done individually on the occasion of regular exams and is done by a committee chaired by the form teacher, by oral examination. Non-italian speaking students may ask to the teacher to be assessed by oral examination. they can also request to sit the exam in English.

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