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SOCI103 Crime, Deviance and Social Transformation

An introduction to research in criminology in global and local contexts, addressing debates related to crime, deviance and social transformation from a sociological viewpoint.

The paper addresses a wide range of crime-related topics from a sociological viewpoint. We will problematise "crime" as a social phenomenon and interrogate social meanings attributed to criminal activity. The paper will familiarise students with historical and current debates related to crime and deviance and introduce them to research in criminology in both global and local contexts. The paper will also take into account a range of themes related to popular protest, collective resistance and social transformation. With particular reference to the Sociology programme at the University of Otago, this paper serves as a useful primer for many of the papers that are offered at the 200 and 300 levels.

Paper title Crime, Deviance and Social Transformation
Paper code SOCI103
Subject Sociology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Schedule C
Arts and Music,
Eligibility
Suitable for undergraduate students interested in criminology from the viewpoint of disciplines such as sociology, social work, law, history, psychology and politics
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Fairleigh Gilmour
Paper Structure
The paper covers three main topics:
  • Crime: Key concepts and theoretical approaches
  • Types of crime
  • Crime control and prevention: Top-down and bottom-up approaches
Teaching Arrangements
Two 50-minute lectures per week

One 50-minute tutorial per week
Textbooks
White, R., Haines, F. and Asquith, N. (2012/2017) Crime and Criminology. 5th/6th Edition. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of historical conceptions of crime and punishment
  • Understand and be able to apply different theoretical approaches to the study of crime
  • Distinguish between different types of crime
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of top-down and bottom-up approaches to crime control and prevention
  • Understand the relationship between crime, popular resistance and social transformation

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 29-34, 36-40
T2 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 29-34, 36-40
T3 Thursday 09:00-09:50 29-34, 36-40
T4 Thursday 10:00-10:50 29-34, 36-40
T5 Thursday 11:00-11:50 29-34, 36-40
T6 Thursday 12:00-12:50 29-34, 36-40
T7 Friday 09:00-09:50 29-34, 36-40
T8 Friday 10:00-10:50 29-34, 36-40
T9 Monday 09:00-09:50 29-34, 36-40
T10 Monday 12:00-12:50 29-34, 36-40
T11 Monday 13:00-13:50 29-34, 36-40
T12 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 29-34, 36-40
T13 Friday 11:00-11:50 29-34, 36-40
T14 Friday 12:00-12:50 29-34, 36-40
T15 Friday 13:00-13:50 29-34, 36-40

An introduction to research in criminology in global and local contexts, addressing debates related to crime, deviance and social transformation from a sociological viewpoint.

The paper addresses a wide range of crime-related topics from a sociological viewpoint. We will problematise "crime" as a social phenomenon and interrogate social meanings attributed to criminal activity. The paper will familiarise students with historical and current debates related to crime and deviance and introduce them to research in criminology in both global and local contexts. The paper will also take into account a range of themes related to popular protest, collective resistance and social transformation. With particular reference to the Sociology programme at the University of Otago, this paper serves as a useful primer for many of the papers that are offered at the 200- and 300-levels.

Paper title Crime, Deviance and Social Transformation
Paper code SOCI103
Subject Sociology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C
Arts and Music,
Eligibility
Suitable for undergraduate students interested in criminology from the viewpoint of disciplines such as sociology, social work, law, history, psychology and politics.
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Fairleigh Gilmour
Paper Structure
The paper covers three main topics:
  • Crime: Key concepts and theoretical approaches
  • Types of crime
  • Crime control and prevention: Top-down and bottom-up approaches
Teaching Arrangements
Two 50-minute lectures per week
One 50-minute tutorial per week
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Reading material will be made available on Blackboard or placed on reserve at the Central Library.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of historical conceptions of crime and punishment
  • Understand and be able to apply different theoretical approaches to the study of crime
  • Distinguish between different types of crime
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of top-down and bottom-up approaches to crime control and prevention
  • Understand the relationship between crime, popular resistance and social transformation

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 09:00-09:50 29-34, 36-40
T2 Monday 12:00-12:50 29-34, 36-40
T3 Monday 13:00-13:50 29-34, 36-40
T4 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 29-34, 36-40
T5 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 29-34, 36-40
T6 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 29-34, 36-40
T7 Thursday 09:00-09:50 29-34, 36-40
T8 Thursday 10:00-10:50 29-34, 36-40
T9 Thursday 11:00-11:50 29-34, 36-40
T10 Thursday 12:00-12:50 29-34, 36-40
T11 Friday 09:00-09:50 29-34, 36-40
T12 Friday 10:00-10:50 29-34, 36-40
T13 Friday 11:00-11:50 29-34, 36-40
T14 Friday 12:00-12:50 29-34, 36-40
T15 Friday 13:00-13:50 29-34, 36-40