Augusto Balloni

Augusto Balloni enrolled at the University of Bologna, taking a degree in Medicine and Surgery, followed by a major in Pathology of Mental and Neurological Disorders and by a major in Legal Medicine and Assurance. During 1970-2010 he taught criminology at the faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bologna as a Full Professor. He was the Director of C.I.R.Vi.S. (Interdepartmental Centre for Research on Victimology and Security – University of Bologna). For the academic triennium 1984-87 he was Dean of the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Bologna. Since 2007, he has been the Publisher and the Editor-in-chief of the Rivista di Criminologia, Vittimologia e Sicurezza (The Criminology, Victimology and Security Journal). Since 1991, he has been the President of the Italian Society of Victimology. He is the author of about 200 publications including volumes, essays, articles and the results of researches, covering Legal and Social Medicine, Clinical and Forensic Psychiatry, Psychology and, above all, Criminology. He organized several international meetings on criminology and victimology.


Handbook of Research on Trends and Issues in Crime Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Victim Support
Augusto Balloni, Raffaella Sette. © 2020. 553 pages.
A complex and vulnerable contemporary society continually poses new challenges in terms of social conflict, and as crime advances, so must strategies for prevention and...
Criminality: Theories, Prevention, and Life Space
Augusto Balloni. © 2020. 14 pages.
From an initial analysis relative to the spread of crime, some theories on the causes of criminal behavior are reviewed. After having underlined that many theoretical hypotheses...
Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychiatry: Cases and Practices
Augusto Balloni, Roberta Bisi. © 2010. 21 pages.
This chapter suggests a theoretical and empirical approach that makes use of an integrated methodology from a criminological, sociological, psychological and psychiatric...