Sociology of law (2018/2019)



Course code
4S001024
Credits
6
Coordinator
Daniele Velo Dalbrenta
Other available courses
Other available courses
    Academic sector
    IUS/20 - PHILOSOPHY OF LAW
    Language of instruction
    Italian
    Teaching is organised as follows:
    Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
    UL1 3 2° periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2019, 2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/aprile 2019 Daniele Velo Dalbrenta

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    UL2 3 2° periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2019, 2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/aprile 2019 Carlo Lottieri

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    Learning outcomes

    This course presents the legal phenomenon as a social phenomenon, underlining, at the same time, the impossibility of intending law as a mere fact of power. This approach is based, to a great degree, on reflections and discussions of key issues:
    - Law and action;
    - Law and institutions;
    - Law and roles;
    - Law and opinions.
    Such an analysis will introduce to the understanding of law as a social phenomenon instead of a simple conceptual artefact.

    Syllabus

    The course doesn't consider propaedeutics and it is divided into two parts.

    The first focuses on the very social nature of the juridical phenomenon.
    This part will analyze the following topics:
    - general sociological theories;
    - sociological method;
    - norms as sociological concept;
    - order and entropy;
    - juridical action;
    - legal sanctions;
    - government;
    - fundamental rights;
    - jurisdiction;
    - family;
    - role, status and groups;
    - culture and juridical order.

    The second deals with criminal deviance and social control problems.
    This part will analyze the following topics:
    - penal positivism;
    - predictive policing;
    - neuroscience and criminal law.

    For students attending class:
    - Lecture notes;
    - V. Ferrari, Diritto e società. Elementi di sociologia del diritto, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2006.

    For students not attending class:
    - V. Ferrari, Diritto e società. Elementi di sociologia del diritto, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2006;
    - S. Curti, Criminologia e sociologia della devianza. Un’antologia critica, 2^ ed., Cedam, Padova 2017.



    Assessment methods and criteria

    The oral examination, based on suggested bibliography, is oriented to evaluate student’s ability to discuss the topics of the course.
    The student must demonstrate:
    - knowledge and understanding;
    - ability to make judgements;
    - communication skills;
    - learning skills.

    Reference books
    Activity Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
    UL1 S. Curti Criminologia e sociologia della devianza. Un'antologia critica (Edizione 2) CEDAM 2017
    UL1 V. Ferrari Diritto e società. Elementi di sociologia del diritto (Edizione 12) Laterza 2006
    UL2 V. Ferrari Diritto e società. Elementi di sociologia del diritto (Edizione 12) Laterza 2006
    UL2 David Friedman L'ordine del diritto. Perché l'analisi economica può servire al diritto il Mulino 2004 8815095195
    Teaching aids
    Title Format (Language, Size, Publication date)
    programma e testi consigliati (ita/ingl)  mswordmsword (it, 30 KB, 17/09/18)

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