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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSN1032371, A.A. 2015/16

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2014/15

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS1090, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2015/16
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CRIMINOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MARCO MONZANI

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines IUS/17 Criminal Law 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 12/10/2015
End of activities 15/01/2016
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 ALAGNA ROCCO (Presidente)
BALDELLI NICCOLO' (Membro Effettivo)
FERRATO ALICE (Membro Effettivo)
SILVA CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)
ZAMBUSI ANGELO (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 ALAGNA ROCCO (Presidente)
FERRATO ALICE (Membro Effettivo)
SILVA CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)
ZAMBUSI ANGELO (Membro Effettivo)
5 2017 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 MONZANI MARCO (Presidente)
CHINNICI BEATRICE (Membro Effettivo)
GIACOMETTI ANNA (Membro Effettivo)
NASTRI ALESSIA (Membro Effettivo)
4 2016 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 MONZANI MARCO (Presidente)
NASTRI ALESSIA (Membro Effettivo)
3 2016 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 BONICHINI SABRINA (Presidente)
MONZANI MARCO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: It is recommended, but is not binding for the understanding of the course, the preliminary reading of the text MONZANI M., Temi di Psicologia giuridica e investigativa, Padova, Libreriauniversitaria editore, 2015.
Target skills and knowledge: Learning of the main theories and the main approaches to the study of criminal sciences.
Ability of applying these theories with regard to specific cases and individual offenses.
Examination methods: The examination is oral and it consists in an exposition and a discussion on the topics exploring during the course.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will focus on learning of textbooks and personal and critical reworking of the topics exploring during the course.
Course unit contents: The course aims to analyze the most significant contributions of the criminal sciences, specially the role of the psychologist in forensic science and in criminology. They will analyze the main areas of intervention (eg. Technical - judicial and psycho-criminology on-the-spot investigation, Criminal profiling, evaluation of the offender and the victim of crime) and the specific contribution with regard to some criminal cases in point: murder, domestic violence, couple criminal, stalking, child abuse, kidnapping and Stockholm Syndrome, satanic cults and crime, suicide, environmental crimes.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, audio – visual aids, reports of external experts and seminars. The theoretical lessons will be followed by analysis of judicial cases.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The students will need to register on the e-learning course because the materials for the lessons will be uploaded on the virtual platform Moodle.

Further Reading (not compulsory for the examination)
MONZANI M., La scienza del crimine. Vent’anni di evoluzioni criminologiche, Padova, Libreriauniversitaria editore, 2015.
VIANO E., MONZANI M., Madre Terra è stanca! Il saccheggio della natura per arricchire pochi e impoverire molti, Padova, Libreriauniversitaria editore, 2014.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • MONZANI, MARCO, Percorsi di criminologia. Padova:, 2011. Testo obbligatorio Cerca nel catalogo
  • MONZANI, MARCO, Il sopralluogo psico-criminologico. Milano: Giuffrè Editore, 2013. Testo obbligatorio Cerca nel catalogo