The course is dedicated to the study of criminology - as a science which studies the origin of deviance through the empirical method - in a socio-legal perspective. The aim of the course is to permit the knowledge of the historical evolution of criminological thinking and the application of criminological theories to contemporary criminal phenomena. The course is divided in two parts. The first part, the institutional one, dedicated to the evolution of criminological thinking and a second part dedicated to the most urgent criminal phenomena.
Particular attention will be reserved, in the institutional part, to European criminological schools and to the American criminology. The second part of the course will be dedicated to applied criminology and in particular to the following themes: techniques of evaluation in criminology; perception of crime in the police officials; psycology and investigation in violent crimes; pedophilia and abuse against minors; immigration, prostitution and trafficking in persons; gender criminality and gender violence; Mobbing; criminality and drugs; sexual criminality; omicide and serial killer; satanic cults; terrorism; total institutions; vittimology.
C. Serra, Nuove proposte di criminologia applicata, Giuffrè, 2005, Capp. I, II,III, IV, V, VI, VII, IX, X, XI, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIV.
Lesson face to face
Availability to offer help as a tutor also in English language for Erasmus students; availability of didattic materials and bibliographic references also in English language: Sutherland, White Collar Crime, New Haven, 1983; Sutherland, Criminology, Philadelphia, 1924; availability to do exams in English.