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

Authors

  • Ignazio Grattagliano Psichiatry University of Bari
  • Cristian Signorile Help Center Psychosocial Bari
  • Andrea Lisi Psichiatry University of Bari
  • Maria Francesca De Rinaldis Psichiatry University of Bari
  • Maria Antonietta Montedoro Psichiatry University of Bari
  • Giovanni Aliquo
  • Daniela Poduti
  • Lucio Palella
  • Vito Ventrella
  • Roberto Catanesi Psichiatry University of Bari

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.6000/1929-4409.2015.04.08

Keywords:

Homeless, perpetrators, victims, criminology, psychopathology.

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Ignazio Grattagliano, Psichiatry University of Bari

Criminology and Forensic

Andrea Lisi, Psichiatry University of Bari

Criminology and Forensic

Maria Francesca De Rinaldis, Psichiatry University of Bari

Criminology and Forensic

Maria Antonietta Montedoro, Psichiatry University of Bari

Criminology and Forensic

Giovanni Aliquo

Italian Police Railway

Daniela Poduti

Italian Police Railway

Lucio Palella

Italian Police Railway

Vito Ventrella

Italian Police Railway

Roberto Catanesi, Psichiatry University of Bari

Criminology and Forensic

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Published

2015-05-11

How to Cite

Grattagliano, I., Signorile, C., Lisi, A., De Rinaldis, M. F., Montedoro, M. A., Aliquo, G., Poduti, D., Palella, L., Ventrella, V., & Catanesi, R. (2015). Homeless Perpetrators and Victims of Crimes: Preliminary Findings of a Research in the Region of Puglia (Italy). International Journal of Criminology and Sociology, 4, 64–81. https://doi.org/10.6000/1929-4409.2015.04.08

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