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Dario Melossi

Alma Mater Professor

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

Adjunct professor

Department of Legal Studies

Short Bio

Dario Melossi is Alma Mater Professor of the University of Bologna and Distinguished Affiliated Scholar of the Center for the Study of Law and Society (UC Berkeley). After a law degree in Bologna and a PhD in sociology at UC Santa Barbara, he was an Associate Professor at UC Davis until, in the mid-1990s, he went back to Bologna. He has published The Prison and the Factory (1977, with Massimo Pavarini), The State of Social Control:A Sociological Study of Concepts of State and Social Control in the Making of Democracy (1990), and Controlling Crime, Controlling Society:Thinking About Crime in Europe and America (2008), plus more than 200 other publications. He has been Editor-in-Chief of Punishment and Society,  and The European Journal of Criminology. In 2007 he received the “International Scholarship Prize” of the Law and Society Association and in 2014 the “European Criminology Award” of the European Society of Criminology.His most recent book is Crime,Punishment and Migration (2015). Go to the Curriculum vitae


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Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
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