Alessandro is Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Palermo. He holds a PhD from the University of Macerata, has been a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime, and Security (York University, Toronto, Fall 2012), and will be a Jemolo Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford (June-July 2013). Alessandro’s research interests include moral and political foundations/limits of the criminal law (i.e., crimmigration; harm principle; sovereignty and the public element of crime; international criminal law); criminal law theory; corruption crimes; and intrafamily crimes. He has published, among other things, three books in Italian: Theory and Reform of Corruption Crimes (Giuffrè, 2003); Rights and Criminal Responsibility (Giuffrè, 2008); and Crimes Against the Family (Giuffrè, 2012), as well as various articles in Italian and international law journals, such as ‘Iniuria MigrandiCriminalization of Immigrants and the Basic Principles of the Criminal Law’ in Criminal Law and Philosophy (2013); ‘The Strange Case of the Protective Perimeter: Liberties and Claims to Non-Interference’ in Law and Philosophy (2012); and ‘Harmless Rapes? A False Problem for the Harm Principle’ in Diritto & Questioni Pubbliche (2010).


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