Handbook of Research on Trends and Issues in Crime Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Victim Support

Handbook of Research on Trends and Issues in Crime Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Victim Support

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Social Sciences & Humanities for 2019.

Augusto Balloni (Italian Society of Victimology, Italy) and Raffaella Sette (University of Bologna, Italy)
Release Date: December, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 553
ISBN13: 9781799812869|ISBN10: 1799812863|EISBN13: 9781799812883|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1286-9


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 rehabilitation. Many facets of crime prevention and rehabilitation of offenders are public activities closely linked to other aspects of the political and social life of a region.

The Handbook of Research on Trends and Issues in Crime Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Victim Support is a scholarly publication that examines existing knowledge on crime dynamics and the implementation of crime victims’ rights. Highlighting a wide array of topics such as cyberbullying, predatory crimes, and psychological violence, this book is ideal for criminologists, forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, victim advocates, law enforcement, criminal profilers, crime analysts, therapists, rehabilitation specialists, psychologists, correctional facilities, wardens, government officials, policymakers, academicians, researchers, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Bullying
  • Criminal Law
  • Cyberbullying
  • Medical Liability
  • Organized Crime
  • Predatory Crimes
  • Psychological Violence
  • Rehabilitation
  • Terrorism
  • Urban Security Policies
  • Victimization
  • Victimology

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

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.
Raffaella Sette, PhD in criminology, is senior researcher within the Department of Sociology of the University of Bologna (Italy) and she teaches “Criminal sociology” within the Faculty of Political Sciences and “Criminology” within the Faculty of Psychology. She is author of a large number of articles and essays concerning the sociology of the deviance, the criminology and the victimology. She is coordinator of the Editorial Board of the Criminology, Victimology and Security Journal, and since 2002, she is expert member of the Court of Surveillance of Bologna (Italy).