Street crime. Youth gangs and urban tribes. Mass crime. Shoplifting and theft in malls. Collective violence. Formal and informal control. Crime prevention models and systems. Elements that intervene: offender, victim, and the environment.
It will display one of the main practical developments of so-called theories of crime, which, unlike the Theories of Crime, focused on the offender, the offense contemplated as an event that takes place in a particular environment.
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Ability to recognize problems associated with safety and crime, acting in accordance with the ethical guidelines established by professional organizations.
- Ability to identify criminological problems, ask questions about them, and plan their scientific study.
- Ability to analyze and address the criminal phenomenon from an empirical and multidisciplinary perspective.
- Ability to evaluate, analyze, and report empirical information about crime, victimization, and the responses to these.
- Ability to identify the complex social problems surrounding crime and safety, both generally and individually, and analyze their elements, dynamics, interactions, and consequences.
- Ability to evaluate and apply relevant techniques for achieving safety for people, facilities, and activities, and know how to apply them in specific situations and contexts.
- Ability to design, apply, and implement strategies and programs leading to preventing crime and victimization, including the design of case studies and the identification of appropriate methods.
- Ability for specialized analysis on the social factors that influence crime, and delve into the dynamics about their appearance and influence.
- Ability to expand upon, from an advanced perspective, the risk of crime, as well as the needs of specialized prevention in various specific areas of criminal behavior.
- Ability to design advanced intervention programs in the specialized field of crime prevention.
Objectives (Learning outcomes)
- Understand what and how a Geographic Information System works
- Understand the basic crime analysis through Geographic Information Systems
- Understand and know the different sources of geographic data on urban crime
- Know the basic components of urban crime
- Understand the concept of crime analysis
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Methodology and grading
- Case studies: Learning through the analysis of actual or simulated cases in order to interpret and resolve them by employing various alternative solution procedures.
- Cooperative learning: Develop active learning through cooperative working strategies among students and promote shared responsibility to reach group goals.
- Lecture: Pass on knowledge and activate cognitive processes in students, encouraging their participation.
- Solving exercises and problems: Exercise, test, and apply previous knowledge through routine repetition.
- 1. Student Portfolios: 30% final grade
2. Test type test: 30% final grade
3. Case study resolution: 40% final grade (report)