BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

CRIM-104 - Sociology of Deviance - 3.00 Credits

CRIM-104 - Sociology of Deviance - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is a survey of major sociological theories on criminal and deviant behaviour, with emphasis on Aboriginal and critical perspectives. Sociological theories will be situated in their historical, social and political contexts and will be critiqued by contrasting their underlying assumptions, their strengths/weaknesses, and their research and practical applications. The course explores the impact of criminal and deviant behaviour in Canada, with special attention to Aboriginal communities.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Associate of Arts Degree- Criminology - Year 1
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, or English 12 or English Studies 12 and/or English First Peoples 12, Recommended: SOCI 111
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • describe the general principles of the major sociological perspectives of criminal and deviant behaviour;

  • explain the interrelationships between the sociological theories of criminal and deviant behavior;

  • describe the social constructionist nature of criminal and deviant behaviour;

  • critique the various sociological theories’ on criminal and deviant behaviour;

  • discuss the practical application of the sociological theories to Aboriginal peoples of Canada; and

  • analyze the sociological theories in reference to various themes including, poverty, drug use, prostitution, and mental illness.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Gomme, Ian McDermid. The Shadow Line: Deviance and Crime in Canada. Current edition. Toronto, ON: Nelson Thompson Learning, 2007.

  • Bopp J., Bopp M., Brown L., Lane, P. The Sacred Tree. Current Edition. Twin Lakes, WI. Four Worlds International Institute.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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