SOC212 Crime and Deviance Syllabus

University of Toronto, Fall 2016

About This Course

This course is designed to give you an overview of the study of crime and deviance. We will examine how scholars have gone about studying crime and deviance: the methods and statistics they use to study these phenomena and the primary sociological explanations for crime and deviance. We will also consider the empirical evidence as it relates to the validity of these explanations and some of the policy implications of different theoretical approaches.