Italian Journal of Criminology

The official journal of the Italian Society of Criminology

by Cristiano Barbieri

This paper examines those paths psycho (patho) logical that lead to jealousy and revenge that assume enormous importance in Criminology for their intrinsic destructive potential. The reflection on this issue is due to a double need: to clarify the genesis and dynamics of these crimes, usually violent, motivated by these sentiments, to assess whether and to what extent, in the authors of these crimes, are still detectable at the time of these duties, spaces of freedom and individual responsibility, and to understand and make sense of these experiences that emerge in the stories of those who commit serious crimes because of jealousy and revenge, as clearly shown by both the expert practice experience, as from fiction. In this regard, we recall the film work of Olivier Marchal “36 Quai des Orfèvres”, inspired by the events actually happened. This film, in fact, clearly illustrates the process that leads to jealousy revenge and, with it, to destruction. In this way, just the cinematic story of Marchal confirmation that the narrative is that criminological communicative structure that allows both to create fictitious tales they do, however, understand the meaning of real crimes, is to reconstruct the mechanics of real crimes so by starting with some artistic productions.

Sezione di Medicina Legale e Scienze Forensi, Università degli Studi di Pavia

Cristiano Barbieri
Contacts: Cristiano Barbieri, Sezione di Medicina Legale e Scienze Forensi, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Via Forlanini n.12, 27100, Pavia, 0382.987800, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

From: Rassegna Italiana di Criminologia n° 4/2014



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