Academic Year 2015/2016 - 3° Year
Teaching Staff: Santo DI NUOVO
Credit Value: 6
Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
Taught classes: 24 hours
Term / Semester:

Detailed Course Content

The course provides the basic elements for the understanding of the legal and forensic applications of psychology, with particular reference to the criminological aspect and to the criminal law.

Specific issues:

- The areas of forensic psychology

- Crimes and criminals. The notion of responsibility

- The punishment of the crime and the psychology of jail

- Rehabilitative aspects and processes

- Youth Crimes

Textbook Information

Autori Vari, Criminologia e psicologia penale, Bonanno, Acireale-Roma, 2007 – pagine 212.

A. Xibilia, S. Di Nuovo, Il diritto e la mente: elementi di psicologia giuridico-forense, ed. Euno, 2012 pagine 138.

Some topics covered in the latter book (chapter 3, pages 59-132) will be deepened with practical examples in the laboratory.