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Dr Simone Santorso


Prison and political violence: the impact and harm of counterterrorism policies. A comparative socio-historical analysis (2019)
Journal Article
Santorso, S. (in press). Prison and political violence: the impact and harm of counterterrorism policies. A comparative socio-historical analysis. Memoria e ricerca, 2 - 2019(May-August), 275-292. https://doi.org/10.14647/93540

The rise of maximum-security prisons. A comparative study between Italy and United Kingdom. The decades between the end of 1960s and 1980s have been characterised by radical transformation, drastic changes and an escalation of political violence. Thr... Read More

Migrazioni e carcere: riflessioni su pena e diritti (2018)
Journal Article
Santorso, S. (2018). Migrazioni e carcere: riflessioni su pena e diritti. Antigone, XII(2), 109-128

The article is intended to provide some insights into the troubled relationship between migrants and criminal detention highlighting, through the articulation of concepts such as 'Double track' as this relationship often has been develops through a d... Read More

Researching good practices to overcome prison. Deinstitutionalisation of mental hospitals and slavery abolition: what works? (2018)
Journal Article
Santorso, S. (2018). Researching good practices to overcome prison. Deinstitutionalisation of mental hospitals and slavery abolition: what works?. Revista Brasileira de Ciencias Criminais, 144(1), 553-572

Abstract: In this article, my purpose is to frame and analyse two experiences of dismantling oppressive institutions to have a better understanding of the possible and effective prison abolitionism praxis. For that purpose, I will consider two specif... Read More

Resistant adaptation: Reflections on escape from Italian prisons (2018)
Book Chapter
Santorso, S. (2018). Resistant adaptation: Reflections on escape from Italian prisons. In T. M. Martin, & G. Chantraine (Eds.), Prison Breaks: Toward a Sociology of Escape, 87-112. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-64358-8_4

Prison escape has been narrated as part of news sections, historical romances or TV fictions. Rarely has the academy taken into consideration the escape as part of prison life. This chapter aims to analyse prisoners’ biographies underlining the escap... Read More

The prison city. Space, community and ethnicization processes (2016)
Journal Article
Santorso, S. (2016). The prison city. Space, community and ethnicization processes. Etnografia e ricerca qualitativa, 227-248. doi:10.3240/84119

This article is based on an ethnographic research in the prisons of the Triveneto region. By focusing in particular on the prison in Padua, it analyzes the construction of migrant otherness within the prisoner community and the detention space. Takin... Read More

La perception de la peine d’emprisonnement entre privation et solidarité: Une analyse des conditions matérielles de vie des détenus (2015)
Journal Article
Santorso, S. (2015). La perception de la peine d’emprisonnement entre privation et solidarité: Une analyse des conditions matérielles de vie des détenus. Déviance et Société, 39(2), 171. doi:10.3917/ds.392.0171

The aim of this article is to investigate how changes within the Italian prison population have affected the prison living conditions. Without doubt, the chronic overcrowding which characterizes the Italian prison system, combined with a lack of stab... Read More

Gestire la popolazione detenuta: mutamenti e continuità nelle politiche di governo dei flussi carcerari (2015)
Journal Article
Santorso, S. (2015). Gestire la popolazione detenuta: mutamenti e continuità nelle politiche di governo dei flussi carcerari. Sociologia del diritto, 147-182. doi:10.3280/sd2015-002006

L'intento di questo scritto è fornire una panoramica sui mutamenti della popolazione detenuta e sulle politiche di gestione dei flussi carcerari. A tal fine sono stati analizzati, attraverso una comparazione diacronica, dati e politiche relativi alle... Read More