Diritto (penale) e scienze empirico sociali

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Law (criminal) and empirical social sciences

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The debate on the relationships between legal science and other sciences, such as psychiatry, psychology, criminology in general and the empirical-social sciences in general, is incisively conditioned by the demand, which constantly arises and which it has found over the years and divergent answers, about the function that these extra-juridical disciplines must carry out with respect to the law. The collaboration between the jurist and the expert of these disciplines can only take place in terms of necessary complementarity and interdependence, with the awareness that the differences of object and method do not necessarily imply reciprocal extraneousness. Once underlined the necessity of an integration between the law and the empirical-social sciences, the study indicates some "doors of entry" through which the scientific knowledge can enter the world of the penal law and positively influence it. The objective of a more effective and conscious fight against the criminal phenomenon requires the development of a collaboration on different levels: that of the legislation but also that of the jurisprudence of penalties, in order to deal effectively with investigations such as, among other things, those relating to the imputability, to the subjective element of the crime, to the social dangerousness and to the commensurate of the punishment.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Law (criminal) and empirical social sciences
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationPsicologia e problemi giuridici
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 1991

Publication series

NameProspettive di psicologia giuridica


  • Diritto penale
  • Scienza giuridica
  • Scienze empirico-sociali


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