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Minerva Medicolegale 2017 March;137(1):18-35

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4849.16.01758-2

Copyright © 2016 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Social dangerousness between neurosciences, administrative detention and new perspectives introduced by Law No. 81/2014

Francesca SAMPERI 1, Alessandro SANTURRO 1, Susanna AGOSTINI 1, Mariantonia DI SANZO 1, Alessandro MARIANI 1, Mauro ARCANGELI 2

1 Dipartimento di Scienze Anatomiche, Istologiche, Medico Legali e dell’Apparato Locomotore, Sapienza, Università di Roma, Roma, Italia; 2 Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Sanità Pubblica, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italia


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With regard to dangerous individuals, the Italian legal system has two main tools: preliminary injunction and imprisonment. The latter aims at rehabilitating the detainee while at the same time safeguarding the society. Law No. 81/2014 has deeply affected this issue, making it more topical than ever, by closing Judicial Psychiatric Hospitals and replacing them with the so-called Residenze per l’Esecuzione delle Misure di Sicurezza (REMS), in an attempt to create a regulatory system which limits the resort to detention as much as possible, confining it to a subsidiary role.


KEY WORDS: Dangerous behavior - Neurosciences - Forensic psychiatry - Insanity defense

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