This article treats the genesis of the penalistica sociale that emerged in the last two decades of the nineteenth century, which was a movement of jurists who showed great sensitivity to the social dimension of law and who attributed a decisive role to social factors in the generation of crime. The first part of the article will focus on the definition of penalistica sociale and the overcoming of the label ‘legal socialism’; then the different contributions made to penalistica sociale by Pietro Ellero and Enrico Ferri will be examined. The two authors can be considered the precursors of penalistica sociale.

From Pietro Ellero to Enrico Ferri: the genesis of penalistica sociale

Schirò Pietro
2021-01-01

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This article treats the genesis of the penalistica sociale that emerged in the last two decades of the nineteenth century, which was a movement of jurists who showed great sensitivity to the social dimension of law and who attributed a decisive role to social factors in the generation of crime. The first part of the article will focus on the definition of penalistica sociale and the overcoming of the label ‘legal socialism’; then the different contributions made to penalistica sociale by Pietro Ellero and Enrico Ferri will be examined. The two authors can be considered the precursors of penalistica sociale.
Pietro Ellero
Enrico Ferri
Legal socialism
Penalistica sociale
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