Curricular Unit:Code:
Crime: Prevention and Social Reintegration780CPRS
3UndergraduateCriminology6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
1) To know and understand crime prevention basic concepts, techniques and strategies.
2) To know how to apply acquired knowledges and comprehension skills, in order to analyze, synthesize and integrate different perspectives (eg. developmental, situational and community prevention), as well as a research attitude.
3) To know how to plan actions and programs related to crime prevention.
4) To develop skills to select and interpret relevant information for for complex situations, basing their argument from a social, scientific and ethical point.
5) To develop skills to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions related to crime.
6) To develop skills needed in the 21st century and improving access to lifelong learning opportunities focused on crime prevention in a self-oriented and autonomous way.
Unit 1.Preventing crime. Local crime prevention strategies. Sustainability of crime prevention strategies and programmes. Crime and social reintegration of offenders. Desistance from crime and the prevention of recidivism.
Unit 2. Implementing successful reintegration programmes. The planning cycle. Reintegration programmes in prisons. Offender assessments. Pre-release programmes. Post-release reintegration and aftercare programme. Reintegration programmes for child offenders. Reintegration programmes for specific groups of offenders
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
This course's contents were selected based on their empirical validity, applicability and relevance to the field. The inclusion of diverse approaches provides students with a comprehensive perspective of the actual scope of this field. Hence, the course contents provide students with a solid, comprehensive, up to date and empirically valid basis to build their knowledge on, encouraging further research as well as the application of the presented theoretical models.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Learning methods will consists on theoretical and practical lessons, including (1) explanation and debate of relevant theoretical concepts; (2) demonstration of the practical application of those concepts; and (3) guidance of autonomous study by the students, consulting the recommended references.
Evaluation will consist of an oral test (50%) and a practical exercise in which the student must demonstrate his/her knowledge and skills to planning prevention programs.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The exposure of procedures and strategies is critical to students' understanding. The explanation is accompanied by examples of practical applications of theoretical procedures, and students are requested to provide further examples. These methods stimulate the development of an integrative, pragmatic and analytical approach to the presented theoretical models, as well as a general investigative, critically reflective and knowledge-seeking attitude.
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Palminha, F. M. e Marques, M. J. (2007). Roteiro de Acompanhamento e Avaliação de Projectos de Intervenção Comunitária. Lisboa: Fund. AgaKhan.
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Soares Martins, J. & Simões, M. (2019). Crime, Desvio e Risco na Adolescência. Edição: Edições Sílabo.
UNODC (2012).Intr. Handbook on the Prevention of Recidivism and the Social Reintegration of Offenders. Viena: United Nations.
UNODC (2010).Ferramenta de avaliação de prevenção ao crime. Viena: United Nations.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Gloria Jólluskin (