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Dario Melossi


Department of Legal Studies

Academic discipline: SPS/12 Sociology of Law, Deviance and Social Change

Short Bio

Dario Melossi is Professor of Criminology in the School of Law of the University of Bologna. After a law degree in Bologna and a Ph. D. in sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he was an Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of California, 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 about 200 other edited books, chapters, and articles. After having been Editor-in-Chief of Punishment and Society he is now Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Criminology. In 2007 he was conferred 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 publication is Crime, Punishment and Migration (2015). Go to the Curriculum vitae


+39 051 20 9 4290

Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche
Via Zamboni 22, Bologna - Go to map

Office hours

Professor Melossi's office hours are on Wednesdays, at 5-6:45pm, in the offices of the Department of Legal Sciences of Viale Filopanti 9.  

Next office hours on October 17.