Homeless Perpetrators and Victims of Crimes: Preliminary Findings of a Research in the Region of Puglia (Italy)


  • Ignazio Grattagliano Department of Criminology and Forensic Psichiatry University of Bari, Italy
  • Cristian Signorile Help Center Psychosocial Bari, Italy
  • Andrea Lisi Department of Criminology and Forensic Psichiatry University of Bari, Italy
  • Maria Francesca De Rinaldis Department of Criminology and Forensic Psichiatry University of Bari, Italy
  • Maria Antonietta Montedoro Department of Criminology and Forensic Psichiatry University of Bari, Italy
  • Giovanni Aliquo Department of Italian Police Railway, Italy
  • Daniela Poduti Department of Italian Police Railway, Italy
  • Lucio Palella Department of Italian Police Railway, Italy
  • Vito Ventrella Department of Italian Police Railway, Italy
  • Roberto Catanesi Department of Criminology and Forensic Psichiatry University of Bari, Italy




Homeless, perpetrators, victims, criminology, psychopathology.


The aim of the study is to analyze from a criminological perspective a peculiar case of deviance: that perpetrated by homeless people, defined as "an individuals in a condition of material and immaterial poverty, carrying a complex, dynamic and multiform kind of discomfort".

In collaboration with the Division of the Railway Police of the Regions of Puglia, Basilicata and Molise, 95 homeless were recruited and the incidence of perpetrators and victims of crimes was investigated.

Author Biography

Roberto Catanesi, Department of Criminology and Forensic Psichiatry University of Bari, Italy

Criminology and Forensic


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How to Cite

Grattagliano, I., Signorile, C., Lisi, A., De Rinaldis, M. F., Montedoro, M. A., Aliquo, G., Poduti, D., Palella, L., Ventrella, V., & Catanesi, R. (2015). Homeless Perpetrators and Victims of Crimes: Preliminary Findings of a Research in the Region of Puglia (Italy). International Journal of Criminology and Sociology, 4, 64–81. https://doi.org/10.6000/1929-4409.2015.04.08




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