Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


A.Y. Credits
2016/2017 9
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Rita Maria Barboni

Assigned to the Degree Course

Law (LMG/01)
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The aim of the course is to train students to the knowledge of criminology as a scientific analysis of the reality of crime and strategies to prevent and limit it


The course consists of a basic part - the knowledge of which is required  for everybody- and a special part , at the option of the student. The  students who attend the lessons can agree with the professor an individualized program for the special part.

FUNDAMENTAL PART - definition , characteristics , subject and scope of criminological research , relationships with the criminal policy and  penal law -. Evolution of criminological theories.  . – Basic methods of criminological research - " Registered crimes” and the “dark number” .- The " definition " and the etiology of crime : sociological theories of criminal behavior .- Criminal careers. - The problem of the foundation of the punishment : retribution , general prevention , special prevention. - The types of corrections: prevention , treatment and crime control.

SPECIAL SECTION—A, Ecology of the crime . B, The personality of the offender ; victimology . C, Public opinion and crime.  D, Organized crime . E, Economic crime

Bridging Courses

There is no mandatory prerequisites , however the prior attendance of the course of criminology can facilitate the approach of the students to the study of criminal law.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

At the end of the course students will have acquired the following skills :

 - Awareness of the features and functions of criminology , as empirical science directed to the containment and prevention of crime ;

 - Knowledge of the main contributions of criminological research aimed at identifying the causes of social and individual distress expressed through criminal behavior ;

- Knowledge of the methods of investigation of criminological research and ability to read properly the crime statistics ;

  - awareness of  the synergy relationship between criminology , criminal policy and criminal law ;

-the capacity to understand and evaluate the aims of criminal policy underlying the choices made by the legislator through the criminal norms .

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Teaching material will be described at the beginning of each course

Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment


Frontal lessons; seminars


not compulsory

Course books

Teaching material will be described at the beginning of each course


oral exam

Disability and Specific Learning Disorders (SLD)

Students who have registered their disability certification or SLD certification with the Inclusion and Right to Study Office can request to use conceptual maps (for keywords) during exams.

To this end, it is necessary to send the maps, two weeks before the exam date, to the course instructor, who will verify their compliance with the university guidelines and may request modifications.

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