Homeless Perpetrators and Victims of Crimes: Preliminary Findings of a Research in the Region of Puglia (Italy)

Ignazio Grattagliano, Cristian Signorile, Andrea Lisi, Maria Francesca De Rinaldis, Maria Antonietta Montedoro, Giovanni Aliquo, Daniela Poduti, Lucio Palella, Vito Ventrella, Roberto Catanesi


The aim of the study is to analyze from a criminological perspective a peculiar case of deviance: that perpetrated by homeless people, defined as "an individuals in a condition of material and immaterial poverty, carrying a complex, dynamic and multiform kind of discomfort".

In collaboration with the Division of the Railway Police of the Regions of Puglia, Basilicata and Molise, 95 homeless were recruited and the incidence of perpetrators and victims of crimes was investigated.


Homeless, perpetrators, victims, criminology, psychopathology.

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ISSN: 1929-4409