Violenza e famiglia: attualità di un fenomeno antico

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Violence and family: actuality of an ancient phenomenon

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In the recent debate about human rights, the topic of domestic violence stands out as a specific facet of the general controversy regarding the phenomenon of gender-based violence. Women, children and the elderly are the most exposed victims of this type of violence, which has strongly emerged all over the world in recent years. In the international perspective that focuses mainly on victims of crimes, a special attention is clearly devoted to these victims in the family context, where they are more vulnerable. However, the italian criminal code of 1930 does not seem to be able to offer these victims the protection that a modern concept of family demands. The empirical data provide an idea of the quantitative and qualitative scope of the problem to confirm that nowadays the phenomenon of intimate violence, especially when violence is perpetrated against women, is a social problem. Other countries adopted different (not only criminal) solutions to prevent and to control it and some of these will be analyzes in this paper, with the aim of offering a reform model to the italian lawmaker.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Violence and family: actuality of an ancient phenomenon
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1710-1742
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Criminal law
  • Diritto penale
  • Domestic violence
  • Famiglia
  • Family
  • Violence against children
  • Violence against women
  • Violenza contro i minori
  • Violenza contro le donne
  • Violenza domestica


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