Curricular Unit:Code:
Biosocial Criminology and Gender Issues878CBQG
Year:Level:Course:Credits:
1MasterCriminology6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
(i) Promote the acquisition and deepening knowledge about the latest developments in the theory of criminal phenomenon;
(ii) To apply the knowledge and understanding acquired capacity in order to allow for proper analysis and assessment of various perpetrated crime female and male;
(iii) To develop skills to support solutions and opinions expressed in the analysis of relevant social, scientific and ethical aspects;
(v) To improve oral and written communication skills;
(vi) To develop a critical attitude and self-criticism, as well as to adopt ethical values.
Syllabus:
1st. 1. Contributions of biosocial perspectives: 1.1. Genetics and crime; 1.1. Neuroscience and crime: 1.3. Evolutive Psychology and crime; 1.4. Preventive implications of biossocial perspectives. 2. Themes and debates on feminist criminology; 3. Themes and debates on cultural criminology
2nd. 4. Gender and crime: evolutive perspetive; 4.1. Female crime and its causes. 4.2.. Masculinities, crime and victimization; 4.3.. Gender and criminal justice system.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
1st. Syllabus contents focus on specific theoretical issues in the area, thus enabling the fulfillment of the course objectives, specifically: Promote the acquisition and deepening knowledge about the latest developments in the theory of criminal phenomenon and to develop skills to support solutions and opinions expressed in the analysis of relevant social, scientific and ethical aspects;
2nd. Syllabus contents focus on the practical application of models, theories and knowledge in the area, thus enabling the fulfillment of the course objectives, namely: to do a correct analysis and assessment of various perpetrated crime female and male; to demonstrate oral and written communication skills; to show autonomy and responsible conduct in the crime intervention.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Teaching methodology will include theoretical lecturing, research, reading and discussion of specific references, as well as thematic debating and critical reflection. Assessment will be continuous and a work of literature review, an oral presentation and work discussion, as well as the execution of theoretical and practical tasks in the classroom, and students’ punctuality and attendance.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
1st Theoretical analysis of the different explanatory approaches of female and male criminality; Cases presentation; Individual and group debate of cases illustrating different problems; Demonstrations to Promote the acquisition and deepening knowledge about the latest developments in the theory of criminal phenomenon and to develop skills to support solutions and opinions expressed in the analysis of relevant social, scientific and ethical aspects. 2nd.; Theoretical exposition of contents; Practical exercises with the objective to demonstrate knowledge and skills in the analysis, interpretation and explanation of female and male criminality; Case studies in order to be able to integrate the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired, to demonstrate oral and written communication skills; to show autonomy and responsible conduct in practice.
Reading:
Beleza, T. (2010). Direito das mulheres e da igualdade social. A construção jurídica das relações de género. Coimbra: Almedina.
Caridade, S., Sani, et al. (2019). Abordagens contemporâneas de vitimação, violência e crime. Lisboa: Editora Coisas de Ler - BFP
Maia, R., Nunes, L., et al. (2016). Dicionário Crime, Justiça e Sociedade. Lisboa: Edições Sílabo - BFP.
McLauglhin et al.(Eds., 2nd edition) (2009). Criminological perspectives. A reader. London: Sage publications - BFP
Rocque et al. (2012).Biosocial criminology and modern crime prevention. Journal of Criminal Justice, 40(4):306-312- B-on
Vaske, J.(2017). Policy implications of biosocial criminology. An Introduction to the Special Issue. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 44(8), 989-992.- B-on