Juvenile Justice

Starting date
January 1, 2012
Duration (months)
Managers or local contacts
Picotti Lorenzo

Call FP7-SSH-2011-2 , Progetto non finanziato

Juvenile Justice. Understanding Juvenile Crime Coping with Security and Safety Issues and Addressing Policy for Youth at Risk.

The project proposes a multidisciplinary approach that integrates legai science with economlcs, sociology and psychology aiming at providing policy makers with the evidence necessary to design effective intervention programs and institutional reforms answering the actual needs of the society. This learning process has been designed to allow our researchers to single out the relative importance of individuai characteristics, traits, responsibilities, family backgrounds and community circumstances in determining youth crime behaviors. The goal is to design youth programs that are effective in reducing the role of circumstances and in guaranteeing equal opportunities to our youth to become good citizens. Understanding the causes of social malaises is of cruciai importance to define European policy programs capable to give, or restare to our young people similar opportunities to become good citizens able of building stronger families and better societies independently of their family and community backgrounds. The research, through the analysis and comparison of youth justice systems develops measures and programs more effective in responding to the security needs of the society and to the right of social inclusion of young offendere paying special attention to the areas of prevention, social reintegration and access to justice programs. The project, coordinated by the University of Verona, will produce n.10 national reports on juvenile justice, a series of European Recommendations on the topics and scientific articles for each involved area of study. The project will last 30 months and will involve 9 EU Member States (IT, GR, PT, BE, DE, PL, ES, UK, NL), an Associated Country (Albania) and two Latin American Countries (CO, CL - ICPC).


Commissione europea – VII PQ
Funds: assigned and managed by an external body

Project participants

Research areas involved in the project
Criminal Law


Research facilities