Vincenzo Scalia is Reader in Criminology. He obtained a BA at the University of Bologna, an MA at Univ. of Norwich and a PhD at Univ. of Palermo. He has been a criminologist since 1996 and has taught both to undergraduate and to graduate students in Italy (Macerata, Palermo, Bologna, Pisa, Padua), the UK (Anglia Ruskin University), and Argentina (Universidad del Museo Social, Buenos Aires).
He has published two books and 40 articles in Italian and English. He has also worked as a researcher and training teacher for the Italian Ministry of Justice, the Regione Emilia Romagna (local government) and such local authorities as Milan, Bari and Reggio Calabria, as well as for several Italian NGOs, in particular with the Associazione Antigone. He has translated books and articles from English, French and Spanish into Italian.
- Crime, Networks and Power: Transformation of Sicilian Cosa Nostra. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
- Le filiere criminale. Criminalità organizzata, rapporti di produzione, antimafia. Rome: Ediesse, 2016
- Migranti, devianti e cittadini. Uno studio sui processi di esclusione sociale. Franco Angeli, Milan, 2005
- Reato estinto. La giustizia minorile in Italia. ILA PALMA, Palermo, 2005
- Acil Durum Devam EdiyorItalya Hapishanelerindeki Yabancilar, in Hapishaned, Engelli, Yabanci, Lgbti, Olmak, TCPS, Istanbul, 2015 (In Turkish)
- Cose non solo loro. La criminalita’ organizzata nella Riviera romagnola, Polis, 3/2015, 221-50.
- The rogue from within. The denial of torture in an Italian prison. Critical Criminology 3/2016, 445-57.
- Un matrimonio che s’ha da fare: la criminologia critica e lo studio dei fenomeni mafiosi, in F. Tenorio Tagle (ed.), Ensayos en Honor a Massimo Pavarini, UNACIP, Ciudad del Mexico, pp 385-407
- From the Octopus to the Spider's web. The structural transformation of Sicilian Cosa Nostra under postfordism, TIOC, 4/2010, 283-99
- A Lesson in Tolerance? Juvenile Justice in Italy, Youth Justice, 1/2005, 33-43