This course aims to describe and assess a range of theoretical accounts of crime, deviance and social control, developing the understanding and explanation of various dimensions of the phenomenon of crime such as social, economic and cultural. With this aim, the course discusses classical and contemporary ideas about the cultural and ideological character of crime and deviance.  Elaborating various theoretical accounts of crime, the course furnishes students with the skill of linking between sociological theorizing of crime and deviance and the socio-historical context in which these theories emerged.  The further knowledge in theories of crime, deviance and social control also builds up an ability to apply research evidence to understandings of crime related social problems and turns it into a vision of social policy.