Giustizia narrata o giustizia tradita?

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Narrated justice or betrayed justice?

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The paper explores the issue of the current role of information as a tool for knowledge and publicizing crime related issues. The right to report, in particular, has gradually taken on a pervasive nature, above all in the judiciary, devoting special attention to the crimes and related procedural events. This tendency, if on the one hand fulfills the fundamental function of "training" of the public, on the other hand risks jeopardizing the constitutionally guaranteed primary rights of the person, including the presumption of not guilty. The analysis focuses on the role of the media in the information and representation of the crime, highlighting the marked distortive potential that an incorrect use of information tools can cause: the activation of exclusion mechanisms, through negative identification processes; of mechanisms of emulation by the weakest and most exposed subjects; of mechanisms of positive identification with the victim, which favor the spread of a sense of fear (moral panic). Therefore, the repercussions on the penal system of the reality of "representation" are investigated, with reference both to the legislator's perspective in the criminal field and to the moments of the criminal trial and the execution of the sentence. It should be noted that the media could constitute a valuable ally of the penal system of guarantees, if they were able to form and educate the collective conscience about the "truth" of crime, without emphasizing or "normalizing" the criminal phenomenon.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Narrated justice or betrayed justice?
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationGiustizia e letteratura - I
EditorsGABRIO FORTI, CLAUDIA MAZZUCATO, ARIANNA VISCONTI
Pages610-635
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • DIRITTO DI CRONACA
  • GIUSTIZIA PENALE
  • MEZZI DI INFORMAZIONE

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