Penology

lcrim2106  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Penology
4 credits
30.0 h
Q1
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Main themes
The course surveys major theoretical approaches to
(1) the social meanings, functions and effects of legal punishment
(2) the social meanings, functions and effects of prison and imprisonment.
Aims

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

1 - Expose the major theories and fundemental concepts in sociology of punishment
- Analyse the inferences that can be drawn form historical or empirical observations of concrete systems of legal punishment
- Develop analytical skills, e.g. elementary demographical skills, required for critical evaluation of legal punishment, prison and imprisonment.
 
Content
The theorists receiving most attention are :

(1) Emile Durkheim, Goerg Rusche and Otto Kirchheimer, Michel Foucault
(2) Donald Clemmer, Gresham Sykes, Erving Goffman, Phil Zimbardo.
Contemporary studies reworking these therorist's legacy will be presented and discussed.
Teaching methods
Lecture course. Attendance at all class sessions is required.
Evaluation methods
In-class written exam.
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Sociology

Master [120] in Criminology

Bachelor in Sociology and Anthropology

Master [120] in Anthropology