Course Title Course Code Program Level
Criminology (English) HUK322 Law B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
28 - - - - 45 73 2 3

Teaching Staff Asst. Prof. Dr. Muhittin Şahin
Language of Instruction İngilizce (English)
Type Of Course Elective
Prerequisites -
Recommended Optional Programme Component Important issues about the class are given below: 1. Workshops constitute one of the components of evaluation with a rate 20% of the final exam; that’s why any student who is good at studying in groups is ideal for this class. 2. Because of the workshops, attendance to the courses attaches great importance; that’s why students’ attendance will be checked each week strictly and students are to attend 70% of the total class during the term.
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to create and raise awareness of the crime as a biological, psychological and especially sociological fact.
Course Content The course “Criminology” has four main parts: The first issue is to understand how to succeed in criminological imagination and on how to research crime; after capturing the basics on criminology the reason why people commit crime from the point of various theories from the beginning until today is tries to be explained; analysing and exemplifying two selected crime types are the issue of the third part of the course and in the last part discussion how to control crime events is put on the agenda.
Learning Outcomes (LO) The students who attended and were successful at the end of semester will acquire the followings: 1. will be able to explain the reason why people commit crime from various perspectives. 2. will know the development of events leading people to commit crime (individual, psychological, biological and social causes). 3. will be aware of victim-oriented controlling strategies and can produce new strategies. 4. capture the importance of education and law-related mechanisms in controlling/ preventing crime.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction to the course: the content of criminology.
2. Week The criminological imagination and researching crime
3. Week Thinking about crime: The enlightenment and early traditions (The classical tradition and the positivist movement)
4. Week Thinking about crime: Early sociologies of crime I (The normality of crime, the egoism of crime, cultural transmission, differential association theory)
5. Week Thinking about crime: Early sociologies of crime II (Anomie and the stresses/ strains of crime, control theories)
6. Week Thinking about crime: Radicalizing traditions
7. Week The midterm examination
8. Week Thinking about crime: Crime, social theory and social change
9. Week Doing crime: Victims and victimization
10. Week Doing crime: Crime related to property; crime related to sexuality and gender
11. Week Doing crime: Crime, the emotions and social psychology
12. Week Controlling crime: Thinking about education and socialization
13. Week Controlling crime: Thinking about policing, punishment and criminal justice process
14. Week Globalizing crime: Crime and the media Questions and answers
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%) -
Homeworks/Term papers (%) -
Practice (%) -
Labs (%) -
Projects/Field Work (%) -
Seminars/Workshops (%) 20
Final (%) 40
Other (%) -
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References 1. Carrabine, E.; Cox, P.; Lee, M.; Plummer, K.; South, N. (2009). Criminology: A Sociological Introduction. Routledge. 2. Briggs, S. (2009). Criminology for Dummies. Wiley Publishing.
Work Placement(s)
The Relationship between Program Qualifications (PQ) and Course Learning Outcomes (LO)