The Significance of the Sociology of Art in Studying the Behavioral and Psychological Traits of Criminal Networks in Southern Italy


Anna Filippova


While analyzing all available sources for examining the criminal traditions of Italy, the main ones would include administrative protocols, well-known crime histories, criminal organizations and societies, statistics, observations, and results of working with the representatives of criminal organizations. However, up to this moment, no one has considered an additional source of information and data verification as a sociology of art. The purpose of this article is to analyze the significance of multidisciplinary scientific work, to exhibit the method of applying the sociology of art to study the behavioral and psychological characteristics of the criminal traditions of southern Italy based on Salvator Rosa artistic works, to demonstrate some trends and ways for improving and developing approaches and methods of scientific.



Author Biography

Anna Filippova, Centre for Criminology

Anna Filippova is a researcher at the Centre for Criminology, and the Research Institute of World Martial Art Traditions and Criminalistic Research of Weapon Handling. She is engaged in criminological and forensic research on the subculture of Southern Italy. Fellow member of the special scientific unit of the Memory Institute—Expeditionary Corps.


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