82383 - Sociological and Statistical-Demographic Aspects

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Gender equality Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

  • Knowledge and understanding:the student must show to learn about the legal aspects of victim of violence
  • Competence in being able to analyze the socio-demographic data pertaining to the national, European and global level.
  • knowledge and understanding applied:the student must be able to properly frame the types of violence in relation also to the social, cultural, family, relational violence victims.
  • Making judgments: the student must show that it can integrate knowledge an handle complexity of situations.
  • Ability to learn:the student must develop learning skills that enable them to study independently and profitable.

Course contents

Violence against women is one of the forms of human rights violations more severe and widespread in the world. It's about women of all social strata, it exists in all countries, across all cultures, classes, races, levels of education, income and all age groups.

Over 90% of women do not report the violence for fear.

In particular, this elective course, which is multidisciplinary, aims to acquaint the student with the complexity of the phenomenon and from the point of view of the various professionals involved in treatment and in reception of victims of violence.



LEGGE 19 luglio 2019, n. 69 Modifiche al codice penale, al codice di procedura penale e altre disposizioni in materia di tutela delle vittime di violenza domestica e di genere. (19G00076) (GU Serie Generale n.173 del 25-07-2019) [http://www.gazzettaufficiale.it/eli/gu/2019/07/25/173/sg/pdf]note: Entrata in vigore del provvedimento: 09/08/2019.

•Decreto legge 23 febbraio 2009, n. 11,"Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza pubblica e di contrasto alla violenza sessuale, nonché in tema di atti persecutori“ pubblicato nella Gazzetta Ufficiale n. 45 del 24 febbraio 2009. http://www.pariopportunita.gov.it

•Conversione in legge, con modificazioni, del decreto-legge 14 agosto 2013, n. 93, recante disposizioni urgenti in materia di sicurezza e per il contrasto della violenza di genere, nonche' in tema di protezione civile e di commissariamento delle province. (13G00163) (GU n.242 del 15-10-2013 ) http://www.pariopportunita.gov.it

Convenzione sui diritti del fanciullo approvata dall’Assemblea generale delle Nazioni Unite a New York il 20 novembre 1989; ratificata in Italia con legge 27 maggio 1991, n. 176

Convenzione europea sull’esercizio dei diritti dei fanciulli approvata dal Consiglio d’Europa a Strasburgo il 25 gennaio 1996; ratificata in Italia con Legge 20 marzo 2003, n. 77

•I.Merzagora Betsos, Uomini violenti. I partner abusanti e il loro trattamento, Raffaello Cortina Editore, Milano 2009.

•T.Ravazzolo, S. Valanzano (a cura di) Donne che sbattono contro le porte. Riflessioni su violenze e stalking, Franco Angeli,Milano 2010.

•A. Pauncz, Da uomo a uomo. Uomini maltrattanti raccontano la violenza, Erickson, Trento 2015.

•A. Pauncz, Dire di no alla violenza domestica. Manuale per le donne che vogliono sconfiggere il maltrattamento psicologico, Franco Angeli/Self-help, Milano 2016.








Educational material provided in class.

Teaching methods

Lectures, guided readings, discussion of video material and cases studies

Assessment methods

The assessment of learning is through of an oral examination. 

The aim of the oral test is to verify the student's ability to apply his or her knowledge and to make the necessary logical-deductive connections.

Grading of the final grade:

Preparation on a very limited number of topics covered in the course and analytical ability that emerges only with the help of the teacher, expression in overall correct language → 18-19;
Preparation on a limited number of topics covered in the course and ability to analyse independently only on purely executive issues, expression in correct language → 20-24;
Preparation on a large number of topics covered in the course, ability to make autonomous choices of critical analysis, mastery of specific terminology → 25-29;
Substantially comprehensive preparation on the topics covered in the course, ability to make autonomous choices of critical analysis and linking, full command of specific terminology and ability to argue and self-reflect → 30-30L.

Teaching tools

Video projector, PC,DVD.

Office hours

See the website of Barbara Ferrari