2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado
Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure.
Seminar-like classes. Presentation and discussion of research papers.
Drawing upon an understanding of the development of criminological thought, the objective is to promote a discussion of some contemporary criminological theories. To that end, the main features of the positivist paradigm (i.e. the "delinquent man") will be discussed along with those of the critical paradigm (or the "formal instances of control") and the "criminology of integration" proposal. A few criminological theories that criticize the criminal justice system (namely, the white-collar crime theory, victimology, criminal abolitionism and the theory of restorative justice) will be more closely discussed in order to draw conclusions upon them concerning the chances for the future development of criminal justice.
I. Development of the different understandings on the role and the object of criminology
1. The positivist, or "delinquent man", paradigm
2. The critical, or formal instances of control", paradigm
3. The new ciminology of integration.
II. The white-collar crime theory, its criminological impact and (in)equality of criminal justice
IV Criminal abolitionism
V. Restorative justice.
Research work: 100.0%
Figueiredo Dias, Jorge/Costa Andrade, Manuel – Criminologia – O Homem Delinquente e a Sociedade Criminógena, Coimbra: Coimbra Editora, 1992
Santos, Cláudia Cruz – O Crime de Colarinho Branco (da origem do conceito e sua relevância criminológica à questão da desigualdade na administração da justiça penal), Coimbra Editora: 2001
Santos, Cláudia Cruz Santos – A Justiça Restaurativa, Coimbra: Coimbra Editora, 2014.
Santos, Cláudia Cruz - «Um crime, dois conflitos (e a questão, revisitada, do “roubo do conflito” pelo Estado)», RPCC, ano 17, n.º 3, 2007.