CRIMINOLOGY

CRIMINOLOGY

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Code
72085
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8753 Psychology (LM-51) GENOVA

6 credits during the 5th year of 7995 LAW (LMG/01) GENOVA

6 credits during the 5th year of 7996 LAW (LMG/01) GENOVA

6 credits during the 3nd year of 8750 PEDAGOGICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION (L-19) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/43
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Psychology)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course promotes the acquisition of knowledge about criminology, as well a personal reflection about the possibility of using it in the professional field, both for psychological students and for students in pedagogics and education.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge of the interdisciplinary nature of criminology and of its etero-definition; knowledge of the main approaches to the field (both in the psychological sciences and in the sociological ones), and of their evolution since its beginnings; knowledge of the main problems in the fields of crime prevention  and criminal treatment.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course will promote a common approach to criminology for different professionals, and a debate among the different approaches ; moreover, for psychological students, the course will explore the field of psychoforensic sciences, with the connected problems (e.g., interventions with unwilling or manipulating clients); and, for pedagogical students, the limits and possibilities of treatment with deviants and/or criminals will be discussed.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons, using also material retrieved online; seminars; participation to events organized by the Professor.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

COMMON PART (FOR ALL THE STUDENTS)

General part: the development and the contexts of criminological research; recorded crime and dark number; the criminal personality; family context and criminality; migration and criminality; prevention, treatment and control of criminality. Special part: narrative criminology: criminological narratives of the criminal and about the criminal: different theories; the psycho-social approach to criminology.

MOREOVER, JUST FOR THE STUDENTS OF THE "MAGISTRALE" IN PSYCHOLOGY

Forensic psycopathology and psychology: psychology and law; the psychiatric expertise on the criminal; the psychological evaluation of the victims of crime; the psychological evaluations in the field of child custody, adoption and parenting; ethical and deontological problems in the professional activity of the forensic psychologist.

MOREOVER, JUST FOR THE STUDENTS OF THE "TRIENNALE" IN PEDAGOGICS AND EDUCATION

Pedagogical interventions with criminals and delinquent youngsters.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

FOR ALL THE STUDENTS:

Bandini T. e coll.: Criminologia, vol I, Giuffré, Milano, 2003: cap.1, 2, 3, 4, 7.

Gadd D., Jefferson T.: Introduzione alla criminologia psicosociale, Angeli, Milano, 2016.

Binik O.: Quando il crimine è sublime. La fascinazione per la violenza nella società contemporanea. Mimesis, Milano, 2018

Francia A., Verde A.: “Le ranz des vaches. Nostalgia e migrazioni: un’analisi clinico-criminologica”, Rassegna Italiana di Criminologia (nuova serie), 13(2), pp. 86-101, 2019.

Verde A.: "Una criminologia troppo umana non deve dimenticare i cattivi". Rassegna Italiana di Criminologia (nuova serie), 13(3), in press.

 

MOREOVER, JUST FOR THE STUDENTS OF THE "MAGISTRALE" IN PSYCHOLOGY

Bandini T.,Rocca G.: Fondamenti di psicopatologia forense, Giuffré, Milano, 2010: cap.1,2,3,6,9,10.

 

MOREOVER, JUST FOR THE STUDENTS OF THE "TRIENNALE" IN PAEDAGOGICS AND EDUCATION

Winnicott D.W.: Il bambino deprivato, Cortina, Milano,1986.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students can meet Professor Verde every tuesday from 11.30 to 12.30 AM in Genoa - San Martino, DISSAL, Criminological Unit, 12 via De Toni, 3rd floor.

Exam Board

ALFREDO VERDE (President)

LAURA MIGLIORINI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons, using also material retrieved online; seminars; participation to events organized by the Professor.

LESSONS START

February 2020.

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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CRIMINOLOGY

EXAMS

Exam description

Written.

Assessment methods

Since the objective of the course is to develop the students' reflection about criminology and its contents, they will be requested of showing their competence in replying to two open-ended questions.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
09/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
09/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
30/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
30/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
14/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
14/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
03/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
03/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students who want to follow the course are requested to prepare the exam on the texts assigned to the students of Laurea Magistrale in Psychology.