Introduction to Criminology

lecri1503  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to Criminology
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
6 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h
Main themes
Particular problematics variables according to academic years, will be approached: offence of manners, victimology, abuse in the relations... The course will draw the attention to paradigmatic and theoretical divisions of the criminological knowledge.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The objective of this teaching is double :
1. On the one hand, to introduce the student with an interdisciplinary reflexion on criminological sets of themes
2. On the other hand, to sensitize it with the implications of this interdisciplinarity in the construction of the knowledge.
The course aims to present the central concepts in criminology from different perspectives, with respect to the various disciplines that deal with criminology (sociology, law, psychology, biomedical sciences).
These concepts are presented, analyzed and illustrated by field experiences, research results, and current debates related to contemporary issues in the field of deviance and delinquency.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The exam is a multiple-choice questionnaire
Online resources
PowerPoints of the sessions of the lecture (on Moodle)
Optional readable texts (on Moodle)
Une bibliographie indicative est fournie aux étudiants en vue d'un approfondissement de la matière.
Teaching materials
  • Ch. Adam, J.-F. Cauchie, M.-S. Devresse, F. Digneffe & D. Kaminski (2014), Crime, Justice et lieux communs. Une introduction à la criminologie, Bruxelles, Larcier, 258p.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Minor in Criminology