NEWS - 21 May 2024

Conference: “Juvenile Deviance in Italy: Episodes or Transformation?”

Date: 17 June 2024
Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm
Location: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Milan), Largo Gemelli 1
Room: Cripta Aula Magna
In Italian

Public perceptions of juvenile delinquency are often influenced by a distorted and alarmist narrative. But what do the official statistics show? What is more worrying than the stable or even declining incidence of delinquency is the increase in violence and the decrease in the age at which deviant behaviour begins.

Are these isolated events or are we witnessing a transformation in juvenile delinquency?

The conference on 17 June will be an opportunity to present and discuss a study carried out at the USSM in Milan by Transcrime, the Research Centre on Innovation and Crime of the Università Cattolica, together with the Department of Juvenile Justice of the Italian Ministry of Justice, as a follow-up to a previous mapping of youth gangs in Italy (2022).

Experts in criminology, sociology and psychology, together with representatives of public institutions and the third sector, will analyse the emerging risks and causes of this phenomenon, examining the role of families, schools and communities. From this framework, we will discuss effective and coordinated interventions to address situations of social distress and redirect policies to prevent and manage these phenomena.

Register by 12 June here.

Event organised by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Transcrime and Faculty of Psychology) with Dipartimento per la Giustizia Minorile e di Comunità of the Italian Ministry of Justice.

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