[Unit 4: Crime & Deviance with Theories & Methods]
1. Introduction to sociological theories
Objective: To explain the different ways sociologists look at society. It is like walking into a hall of mirrors, same object but with different images.
This will help them to evaluate the methodology chosen by various sociologists in their theories.
Structural: Consensus and Conflict perspectives (Durkheim, Parsons, Marxism, feminists
Visual sociology: Macro and Micro perspective. Relate to the Top down and bottom up approach
Explain what is Macro and Micro sociology: Relate: functional, maxism and interactionism.
Use: Sociologists theorists map.
Textbook or internet to find out the definition of terms
1. Introduction to the concept of crime & deviance (C&D)
Lesson One double:
Different definition of crime & deviance, social order and social control
Distinction ≠ sociological theories & social (e.g. biological, psychological)
May be a good idea to start introducing different sociology theories first (structuralist , interactionist, conflict theory)
What is deviance is not criminal, there is legal, time, culture and place dimension. C&D is a social construct
What is Crime? What is Deviance?
Can an act be criminal & deviant?
When an act can be deviance but not criminal?
Cesare Lombroso – Biological theories
H J Eysenck – social Psychology – mental issue
Labelling theory – by Becker
- Simple view of causes of crime,
- Social construction of crime and deviance – QEHS.
- What is deviance & functionalism
- Social construction of C&D...