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I'm full professor of “Sociology of law, deviance and social change” (SPS/12) at the Department of Law of the University of Parma, where I teach "Sociology of deviance", “Sociology of law” and "Criminology".

I'm the director of the Course for 'Juridical expert in family and minors rights in supporting the local social services', held by University of Parma and the Emilia-Romagna Region (a.a.2022/23)

Since 2018 I was appointed the Chair of the Interdepartmental Research Center (CIRS,) of the University of Parma. At the same University, (2012-2019) I was the chair of the Social Work programmes.

For many years, I have been engaged in the theoretical study and empirical research on the evolutionary trends/evolution in juvenile law and justice.

My scientific production is focused on the relationship between society and institutions, and shows my deep interest in studying the role of the social service in the interaction with the legal system; that has led me to observe the conditions for the inclusion or exclusion of deviant minors/ of the young offenders.

Since 1997 I have been participating in several research project on the rights of minors, at first as member and afterwards as the internal manager and developer.

I was coordinator of the scientific Committee designing the Master Degree “Promotion of social participation" in “Carlo Bo” Urbino University, Faculty of Sociology (2001-2005).

I was Vice-Coordinator of the PhD Course in “Sociology of Cultural phenomena and normative processes”, “Carlo Bo” Urbino University (a.y. 2003-2004 to 2005/06).

I was the Coordinator of the Scientific committee of the International Master's Degree in “Family-related Policies and Social Service in Europe“, at the University of Parma, academic year 2006/07.

I participated in the 'EUROJustis' and 'Fiducia' research programs, into the FP7-EU Program, with the Dep. of Criminal Law, University of Parma.

From 2005 to 2008 I was on the scientific committee of the AIS, Italian Association of Sociology, Sociology of Law Section.

I am a member of the CIRSFIA (Inter-university Centre of Family and Youth Studies and Research), 'Carlo Bo' Urbino University.  I'm a member of the Scientific committee of the Summer school in Prisoners' fundamental rights of the University of Turin; I'm a member of the scientific commitee of the Research center on Children and Family Rights of the Catania University. 




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Anno accademico di erogazione: 2024/2025

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2023/2024

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015


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Via Università, 12 - 43121 PARMA