Dr. Vincenzo Scalia

Deparment of Education Science

University of Bologna, Italy



2000 Ph.D., Migration and Crime, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy

1998 M.A., Social and Political Theory, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

1980 B.A., Political Science, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy

Publications (selected)

  1. “Supporting and Sanctioning. Foreign juveniles in the Bologna juvenile justice court”, in Queloz-F. Butikofer Repond-R. Brossard-B. Meyer Misch (edited by), Youth crime and juvenile justice. The challenge of ethnic diversity, Staempli, Bern, 2005, pp. 541-560.
  2. “A lesson in tolerance? Juvenile justice in Italy”, in Youth Justice 2/2005, pp.33-43.
  3. “The sweatshops of penality: Guantanamo, renditions and economic change”, Criminal Justice Matters, no.73, September 2008, pp.31-33.
  4. “Just few rogues? Football, violence and politics in contemporary Italy”, in International Review for theSociology of Sport, 44/1, 2009, pp.41-53.
  5. “From the octopus to the spider’s web. The structural transformation of the Sicilian Cosa Nostra” in Trends in Organized Crime, 13/4-2010, pp.283-297.
  6. Between decentralization and new squads: the case of the Italian ronde, in International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, February 2012, Vol.4(2), pp.38-47.

Profile Details

Vincenzo Scalia was born in Palermo, Sicily, in 1970. He has taught in many graduate and post graduate courses, written more than 50 scientific articles, and worked with NGOs and public institution in the fields of urban security, prisons, juvenile justice and deviance, organized crime.

Last Updated: 2014-03-01