Sociology of Deviance I (L4014)
Sociology of Deviance I
Module details for 2009 cohort.
FHEQ Level 5
Students will be expected to have a good understanding and knowledge of the main areas of the sociology of deviance. They will have developed skills in assessing theories and evidence on deviance in society. They will also develop writing and presentational skills. Students should be able to understand conceptual issues about the meaning of deviance and social control. They should be able to understand and explain sociological perspectives on deviance and crime. They should be able to use empirical data to assess competing explanations for deviance. Students should be able to apply theories and the use of evidence and their knowledge to the understanding of specific areas of deviance and social control.
The course falls into two parts.
In the first part, the concepts of crime, deviance and social control will be considered alongside the exploration of the sociological explanations for the existence of deviance in society. The course will also critically examine the data sources used to support these perspectives.
In the second part of the course, these perspectives will be applied to the study of substantive areas of deviance comprising institutions of social control (the police, the courts and prisons); the distribution of crime and the use of official statistics; the mass media; juvenile delinquency; mental illness; and sexuality.
|Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.|
|Essay||Autumn Week 10||100.00%|
|Unseen Examination||Summer Term||50.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
|Autumn Term||SEMINAR||1 hour||111111111100|
|Autumn Term||LECTURE||1 hour||111111111100|
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