20110238 - Attività: Storia delle scienze forensi

The activity aims to offer an historical – juridical profile regarding the evolution of criminological thought together with the investigatives techniques, concerning criminal science and the improvement of forensic medicine’s specializations.
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Mutuazione: 20110238 Attività: Storia delle scienze forensi in GIURISPRUDENZA LMG/01 CHIANTINI MONICA


The course will take an historical-juridical, multidisciplinary approach to outline the evolution of criminal science. From the first seeds of physiognomy, we will take a non-linear analytical path to the advent of the criminal anthropology of the Lombrosian school of thought and theoretical prosecutions.
At the same time, we will consider the first investigative techniques and research methods that appeal to today’s criminology. We will undertake an articulated screening of judicial cases and evaluate the importance granted to medicine, psychiatry and psychology within the criminal justice system from the second half of the 19th century to the 20th century.

Core Documentation

The teaching material consists of slides and lecture notes which will be provided directly by the professor.

Type of evaluation

The evaluation will focus on constant attendance and effective dialogue. The activity ends with a final interview relating to the topics taken into analysis during the course of the lessons.