COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Criminology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 471
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The purpose of this course is to teach students basic notions of criminology, types and causes of crime.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students who succeeded in this course can; • Explain role and importance of criminology
  • Explain research methods of criminology
  • Discuss types and causes of crime and the contributing factors of them
  • Observe skills in observing victim before and after the occurence of crime
  • Discuss estimation and prevention of crime
Course Description The content of this course is the notion and historical development, role and importance, research methods of criminology, known and unknown crime and relevant basic concepts.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Concept, definition, subject and role of criminology Related parts of sources, course notes and presentation.
2 Relations of criminology with other sciences, independence and institutionalization of criminology Related parts of sources, course notes and presentation.
3 Historical development of criminology Related parts of sources, course notes and presentation.
4 Research methods of criminology Related parts of sources, course notes and presentation.
5 Known and unknown criminality Related parts of sources, course notes and presentation.
6 Midterm -
7 Causes of crime (crime ethology) Related parts of sources, course notes and presentation.
8 Physical, anthropological, biological aspects of crime (Theories of biology) Related parts of sources, course notes and presentation.
9 Psychological and psychiatric aspects of crime Related parts of sources, course notes and presentation.
10 Sociological and sociopsychological aspects of crime Related parts of sources, course notes and presentation.
11 Occurrence of crime, criminality by age, gender and marital status Related parts of sources, course notes and presentation.
12 Race, religion, culture and criminality Related parts of sources, course notes and presentation.
13 Effects of social representation instruments in the socialization procedure, social development and criminality Related parts of sources, course notes and presentation.
14 Victim in the procedure of mutual causation of crime (victimology) Related parts of sources, course notes and presentation.
15 Estimation and prevention of crime Related parts of sources, course notes and presentation.
16 Final
Course Notes/Textbooks

M. Emin Artuk/M. Emin Alşahin, Kriminoloji. Demirtaş Timur, Kriminoloji

Suggested Readings/Materials

Sulhi Dönmezer, Kriminoloji, İstanbul Üniversitesi Yayınları, 6. Baskı, İstanbul 1981. 

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
60
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
0
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
20
Final Exams
1
30
    Total
98

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to possess the knowledge in legal terminology, concepts and principles.

X
2

To be able to solve the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

To be able to evaluate the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

To be able to evaluate the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

To be able to have awareness of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

X
6

To be able to take responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

X
7

To be able to interpret the legal norms with a sense of justice respectful to human rights and in the light of principles of democratic, secular and social state of law.

X
8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, open to criticism and having self confidence

X
9

To be able to use the daily scientific sources and court judgments in the framework of life time learning approach.

X
10

To be able to inform the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

11

To be able to monitor the daily legal information/court decisions and interacts with the colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale” Level B1) .

12

To be able to use the information and communication technology together with the computer programs in a level required by the area of law (“European Computer Driving Licence, Advanced Level”).

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest