3 ECTS credits
90 u studietijd
Aanbieding 1 met studiegidsnummer 4022005FER voor alle studenten in het 2e semester met een gespecialiseerd master niveau.
The Crime and the City module consists of two different parts: “Crime and the City 1” (3ECTS) compulsory for students of the Master in Criminology and students of the Master in Urban Studies (module Urban Criminology). The second part, ‘Crime and the City 2” (6ECTS), is compulsory for students of the Master in Urban Studies (those who chose the module Urban Criminology) and elective for students of the Master in Criminology.
The overall purpose of these two courses, Crime and the City 1 and 2 (3 ECTS and 6 ECTS, respectively), is to give students insights in the dynamics of the city and in the way space matters to criminology. Space influences citizens’ lives, practices, experiences and emotions, at the same time that it is created and recreated on a daily basis by its dwellers, commuters, users, and visitors. These processes will be studied in their relationship with crime, fear, disorder and urban conflicts. These issues are analysed taking into account the broader processes of globalisation, social polarisation and cultural fragmentation. At a theoretical level, the courses aim to confront, criticize and complement mainstream criminological thinking with insights from urban studies literature.
The central theme of Crime and the City 1 is fear. This concept will be critically discussed, decomposed in its different meanings and connections to the city. Different aspects of fear will be treated: 1) the relationship between fear and space; 2) fear of the other (mainly gender and ethnicity); 3) the relationships between situational crime prevention and fear; 4) city walk in Brussels focusing on how fear shapes the city 5) the politics of fear, the relationships between fear and securitization; and 6) labelling, representation, stigmatization of neighbourhoods. The course will mainly discuss the case of Brussels but will also compare it with international examples coming from Latin America (particularly Brazil), Palestine and Israel. The mandatory and supplementary texts referred to in this syllabus are available at the Canvas site of this course.
The course requires active participation in the preparation of the group assignment and in the reading of the texts assigned. The language of instruction is English and the study material will mainly consist of sources in this same language.
9 contact hours – 81 hours of self-study
Lessons, assessment and other contact moments may take place face to face and/or online, depending on the measures imposed by the government regarding Covid-19 as well as the availability of the classrooms.
Knowledge and insight
De beoordeling bestaat uit volgende opdrachtcategorieën:
Examen Schriftelijk bepaalt 60% van het eindcijfer
WPO Groepswerk bepaalt 40% van het eindcijfer
Binnen de categorie Examen Schriftelijk dient men volgende opdrachten af te werken:
Binnen de categorie WPO Groepswerk dient men volgende opdrachten af te werken:
The overall score of this compulsory master course ‘Crime and the City 1’ is determined by:
1. Written Exam (60%).
2. WEC assignment (Groupt task 40%)
Each student should take part in the two forms of assessment (written exam and group task) in order to be approved. Students who failed the course but obtained a mark of at least 10 on 20 in one of the evaluations are dispensed for these assessments in the next time they follow the course.
Deze aanbieding maakt deel uit van de volgende studieplannen:
Master in de criminologische wetenschappen: Standaard traject
Master of Urban Studies: Standard track (enkel aangeboden in het Engels)
Educatieve master in de maatschappijwetenschappen: criminologische wetenschappen (90 ECTS, Etterbeek)