SLIDES [note: links available prior to lecture]
PART I: EXTENT AND NATURE OF DELINQUENCY
Week 1 – 9/06 Welcome and Data Collection/Defining and Measuring Delinquency (color slides)
A. Introduction: Welcome and Data Collection
Week 2 - 9/11 & 9/13 Extent and Nature of Delinquency: Official Statistics, Self-Reports, Victimization [color slides here]
A. Extent and Nature of Delinquency: Official Statistics
- Christopher Uggen and Suzy McElrath. 2014. “Six Social Sources of the U.S. Crime Drop.” Pages 3-20 in Crime and the Punished, edited by Douglas Hartmann and Christopher Uggen. New York: WW Norton.
- Sherman, Lawrence L., Denise C. Gottfredson, Doris L. MacKenzie, John Eck, Peter Reuter, and Shawn D. Bushway. 1998. "Preventing Crime: What Works, What Doesn’t, What’s Promising.” NIJ Research in Brief. Washington, DC: USGPO. Pp 1-13.
B. Extent and Nature: Self-Reports and Victimization
- Rios, Chapter 1. “Dreams Deferred: The Patterns of Punishment in Oakland.” Pp. 3-23.
- [Start] Moffitt, Terrie E. 1993. “Adolescent-Limited and Life-Course-Persistent Antisocial Behavior: A Developmental Taxonomy.” Psychological Review 100: 674-701.
- Recommended: NCVS replication guide.
PART II. THEORIES OF DELINQUENCY
Week 3 –9/18 & 9/20 From Correlates to Causal Models (Age, Careers, and the Life Course and Rational Choice) [color slides here]
A. Age, Careers, and the Life Course
- [Finish] Moffitt, Terrie E. 1993. “Adolescent-Limited and Life-Course-Persistent Antisocial Behavior: A Developmental Taxonomy.” Psychological Review 100: 674-701.
- CWB, Chapter 10. Terrie E. Moffitt, “A Review of Research on the Taxonomy of Life-Course Persistent Versus Adolescence-Limited Antisocial Behavior.” Pp. 277-311.
- [Local] Nyseth Brehm, Hollie, Christopher Uggen, and Jean-Damascéne Gasanabo. 2016. “Age, Gender, and the Crime of Crimes: Toward a Life-Course Theory of Genocide Participation.” Criminology 54: 713-43.
B. Rational Choice and Deterrence
- CWB, Chapter 13. Travis C. Pratt Francis T. Cullen Kristie R. Blevins Leah E. Daigle Tamara D. Madensen. “The Empirical Status of Deterrence Theory: A Meta-Analysis.” Pp. 367-95.
- Anthony Petrosino, Carolyn Turpin-Petrosino, and John Buehler. 2003. “Scared Straight and Other Juvenile Awareness Programs for Preventing Juvenile Delinquency: A Systematic Review of the Randomized Experimental Evidence.” The ANNALS of the AAPSS 589:41-62.
Week 4 – 9/25 & 9/27: Delinquent Association and Learning
A. Social Psychological Theories: Differential Association
- Sutherland, Edwin H. and Donald R. Cressey. “A Sociological Theory of Criminal Behavior.” Pp. 77-83 in Criminology 10th Edition.
- CWB, Chapter 1. Ronald L. Akers Gary F. Jensen. “The Empirical Status of Social Learning Theory of Crime and Deviance: The Past, Present, and Future.” Pp. 37-76.
B. "Moving to Opportunity”
Week 5 – 10/02 & 10/04: Learning and Control Theories
Cognitive Behavioral Approaches, Learning, and Control
Social Psychological Theories: Social Control & Self Control
- Hirschi, Travis. 1969. Causes of Delinquency. Berkeley: University of California Press. Chapter 2. Pp. 16-34.
- CWB, Chapter 2. Michael R. Gottfredson, “The Empirical Status of Control Theory in Criminology.” Pp. 77-100.
Week 6 – 10/09 & 10/11: Labeling and Symbolic Interaction in the Life Course -- distribute midterm study guide
Labeling Theories and the Life Course
- Rios, Chapter 3. “The Labeling Hype: Coming of Age in the Era of Mass Incarceration.” Pp. 43-73.
- Mears, D. P., Kuch, J. J., Lindsey, A. M., Siennick, S. E., Pesta, G. B., Greenwald, M. A. and Blomberg, T. G. 2016.” Juvenile Court and Contemporary Diversion: Helpful, Harmful, or Both?” Criminology & Public Policy, 15: 953–981.
B. Summary and Review of Social-Psychological Theories & Data
Week 7 – 10/16 & 10/18: Gangs, Neighborhoods, and Social Disorganization
A. 10/16 Review Session (with Suzy McElrath)
B. 10/18 Midterm Examination, covering material through 10/11
Week 8 - 10/23 & 10/25: Social Structural Theories
A. Racism, Neighborhoods, and Gangs
- Rios, Chapter 4. “The Coupling of Criminal Justice and Community Institutions.” Pp. 74-96.
- Du Bois, W.E.B. 1899. The Philadelphia Negro (excerpt) “The Negro Criminal.” Pp. 1-15.
B. Social Structural Theories: Social Disorganization
- Shaw, Clifford, and Henry H. McKay. 1931. Juvenile Delinquency in Urban Areas. Chapter X. Pp. 283-293.
- Sampson, Robert J. 2008. “Rethinking Crime and Immigration.” Contexts 28-33.
- CWB, Chapter 5. Robert J. Sampson. “Collective Efficacy Theory: Lessons Learned and Directions for Future Inquiry.” Pp. 149-168.
(show film at some point in this portion of the class: Angels with Dirty Faces)
Week 9 – 10/30 & 11/1: Anomie and Individual-Level Strain Variants
Social Structural Theories: Anomie
- Merton, Robert K. 1938. “Social Structure and Anomie.” American Sociological Review 3:672-82.
- CWB, Chapter 4. Steven F. Messner and Richard Rosenfeld. “The Present and Future of Institutional-Anomie Theory.” Pp. 127-148.
General Strain Theory
- Rios, Chapter 5. “Dummy Smart: Misrecognition, Acting Out, and Going Dumb.” Pp. 97-123.
- CWB, Chapter 3. Robert Agnew. “General Strain Theory: Current Status and Directions for Further Research.” Pp. 101-125.
NOTE: Midterm Evaluations
Week 10 – 11/6 & 11/8: Critical Marxian and Feminist Theories
A. Social Structural Theories: Marxian and Conflict Theories
B. Gender, Social Structure, and Feminist Criminology
- CWB, Chapter 8. Jody Miller and Christopher W. Mullins. ”The Status of Feminist Theories in Criminology.” Pp. 217-50.
- Rios, Chapter 6. “Proving Manhood: Masculinity as a Rehabilitative Tool.” Pp. 124-41.
PART III: DELINQUENT CAREERS IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
Week 11 –11/13 & 11/15: Prevention and Introduction to Juvenile Justice
Prevention and Introduction to Juvenile Justice
B. Paper Drafts Due: Workshop (Chelsea Carlson) (ASC Meetings)
Week 12 – 11/20 & 11/22: Juvenile Justice, Gender, and Policing
The Juvenile Justice System and the “Gender Gap”
B. Police and the Juvenile Court *Papers Due at the Beginning of Class
- CWB, Chapter 14. John Braithwaite, Eliza Ahmed, and Valerie Braithwaite. “Shame, Restorative Justice, and Crime.” Pp. 397-417.
- Rios, Chapter 7. “Guilty by Association: Acting White or Acting Lawful?” Pp. 142-56.
Week 13 – 11/27 & 11/29: Probation and Institutionalization -- distribute final study guide
- CWB, Chapter 15. Paul Gendreau, Paula Smith, and Sheila A. French. “The Theory of Effective Correctional Intervention: Empirical Status and Future Directions.” Pp. 419-446.
- Michelle Inderbitzin, Trevor Walraven, and Joshua Cain. 2014. “Juvenile Lifers, Learning to Lead.” In Crime and the Punished, edited by Douglas Hartmann and Christopher Uggen. New York: WW Norton.
Week 14 –12/4 & 12/6 Conclusions, Class Discussion, and Review
A. Institutionalization and Conclusion
- Richard Rosenfeld and Steven F. Messner. 2014. “A Social Welfare Critique of Contemporary Crime Control.” Pp. 155-70 in Crime and the Punished, edited by Douglas Hartmann and Christopher Uggen. New York: WW Norton.
- Rios, Conclusion. “Toward a Youth Support Complex.” Pp. 157-167.
Week 15 – 12/11 & 12/13: Review and Second Midterm Examination
A. 12/11: Class Discussion and Review (Suzy McElrath)
12/13: Second Midterm Examination [Makeup opportunity for those missing the 12/13 exam, 12/18: 8-10 am]