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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSN1032371, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS1090, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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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
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 ROCCO ALAGNA IUS/17

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 07/10/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: There's no special knowledge requested to attend the course and face the exam of criminology.
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 explored during the course.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will focus on analytic and critic knowledge of the topics and issues related to the materials delivered by the professor.
Course unit contents: The course represents an introduction to the theory and practice of the sciences of criminology. A special attention will be dedicated to the relationship between emotions, feelings, madness and crime; as well as to che crimes family-related e to those others in which the event is a psychological fact.
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 professor will give all the materials of the course at the beginning of it, and thanks to the online network they will be also at the disposal of the non-attending-students.
The program for non-attending-students:
1) The chapters I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII of the book "MAROTTA, Criminologia, 2017";
and in addition,
2) 4 Units among the following 8, of the book "DE LUCA-MACRÌ-ZOLI, Anatomia del Crimine in Italia, 2013":
a) Chapters 11+12
b) Chapters 13+15
c) Chapter 14
d) Chapter 18
e) Chapter 19
f) Chapters 20+21
g) Chapters 22+23
h) Chapters 24+25.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Marotta G., Criminologia. Padova: Cedam, 2017. Cerca nel catalogo
  • De Luca R.- Macrì C.- Zoli B., Anatomia del Crimine in Italia. Manuale di Criminologia. Milano: Giuffrè, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Quality Education Reduced Inequalities Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions