Annunciamo con piacere l’uscita del terzo numero del 2016 della Rivista di Studi sulla questione criminale, sotto la direzione di Tamar Pitch (Università degli studi di Perugia), con articoli di Carolina Antonucci (Università la Sapienza), Giuseppe Campesi (Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”), Francesco Eugenio Iannuzzi (Università degli Studi di Padova), Carlos Andrés Orozco Arcieri (Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia).

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Studi Sulla Questione Criminale n. 3/2016



  • Editoriale (pp. 7-10)

  • Giuseppe Campesi
    “Sicurezza, democrazia e diritti in Europa. A proposito della nuova Guardia costiera e di frontiera europea” (pagine: 7-36)

The new European Border and Coast Guard has been officially launched in October 2016. In the Commission’s view, it represents a historical turning point in the integrated management of eu borders. In this paper I describe the main features of the new agency, focusing on two key issues. On the one hand, I analyze the powers that the new European Border and Coast Guard was entrusted with, trying to understand whether it will be able to articulate a European space of control, policed by a truly post-national coercive apparatus. On the other hand I will try to understand whether and to what extent the emergence of a supra-national border agency is paralleled by the development of appropriate democratic controls and judicial guarantees. I will conclude by arguing that to meet the challenges posed by the evolution of justice and home affairs policies to the delicate balance between freedom, security and rights in contemporary Europe it is necessary get rid the of “methodological statism” characterizing much of the debate on the subject.

  • Carlos Andrés Orozco Arcieri
    “I linciaggi in America Latina come controllo sociale reazionario. Conseguenze inattese delle proibizioni legali” (pagine: 37-54)

Since the mid nineties there has been a significant increase in the number of lynchings in Latin America. However, this has not been reflected in an increased interest in the topic. In addition, the few studies on lynchings in Latin America are in their great majority quantitative and the explanations of the causes of this phenomenon are developed, by the majority of the authors, from assumptions related to the lack of the State or the absence of the legal system. Here we intend to observe lynchings from Niklas Luhmann’s theory of autopoietics social systems and from Robert K. Merton’s distinction between manifest and latent functions, as a parasitic social system that appears in the presence of legal safeguards. These unanticipated consequences of legal prohibitions are dysfunctional for functional differentiation. Also, we introduce a definition of lynching as reactionary social control.

  • Francesco Eugenio Iannuzzi
    “Nella palude delle migrazioni maltesi. Detenzione amministrativa, centri di accoglienza e mercato del lavoro” (pagine: 55-76)

This article analyzes Maltese immigration policies and, especially, the relationship between migration governance and the segmentation of the local labor market. This article stresses that the intersection of the multiplication of legal statuses (refugees, asylum seekers, irregular), the spatial and social confinement of migrants and their indefinite stay on the island become the instruments that regulate the conditions of access and permanence of migrants in the local labour market. Following borders studies, the article assesses the concept of “Fortress Europe” showing how the Maltese case has some peculiarities that make it different from other European countries, especially for its function of island of migrant detention. Maltese borders and, by extension, the European southern border, appear thus “a funnel”, where immigrants can enter but from which it is very difficult to get out. Migrants, rather than being rejected by a “Fortress”, are trapped in a swamp. The research is the result of a participant observation lasted about three months, between January and April 2014.

  • Rassegna bibliografica. A proposito di… Populismo penale

    Carolina Antonucci
    Una prospettiva italiana del populismo penale (pagine: 77-80)