The Research Center for the Prevention of Antisociality (CRPA), established in 2017 by the will of a group of professionals coming from different areas of expertise, is a research institute that carries out research and training activities at multiple levels in regard to crime prevention. Its professionals, despite having different background and scientific orientations (e.g. Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminology, Psychology, Economics, Engineering, Geography, Urbanism, Mathematics, Medicine, Sociology, Statistics and international researchers) can work both individually and as group, according to the different sociological and criminological needs, following a constantly updated methodology.

Missions and Values

The Research Center for the Prevention of Antisociality (C.R.P.A.) is an association made of professionals coming from different areas of expertise that was founded on the basis of some ideas that were shared by the founders:

  • to promote multidisciplinary research on crime and security, involving professionals from disparate academic and professional backgrounds with a common interest in crime prevention and crime reduction.

  •  to take advantage of the plurality of the experiences of its members in regard to criminality and how to prevent it.

  • To study in depth the phenomenon of Antisociality by adopting multiple and complementary empirical perspectives.

The science of crime is aimed at everything that can reduce crime (micro and macro). More formally, the science of crime is the application of a methodology and scientific knowledge from various disciplines to the development of practical and ethical methods for crime reduction. Deepening this definition, the science of crime has the following characteristics:

  1. Crime reduction

First, the task of this science is to reduce crime rates. This reduction can be achieved through the prevention of crimes even before they occur, the blocking of those already in place, the rapid recognition of offenders after the crimes have been committed and finally the proper management of criminals in detention to reduce their rates of recidivism. ‘Crime scientists’ are actively involved with the public (institutional), private sector and with professionals on the field to develop and implement crime reduction strategies.

  1. Scientific Methods

Secondly, the crime science involves the application of scientific knowledge and evidence-based

methodology. Crime science is an ‘evidence-based’ approach (empirically validated) and ‘problem-solving’ (aimed at problem solving) that embraces empirical research. In other words, “crime scientists” examine who commits the crime and why, what kind of crime was committed, how the criminals acted in relation to it, where and when it took place. Subsequently, by adopting an empirical methodology, data are collected, hypotheses are generated in relation to the trends and frequency of the crimes analyzed with the aim of developing reference models to explain the onset and characteristics.
  1. Multidisciplinary approach

Third, the methods and knowledge required to reduce crime can come from many disciplines. In fact, the science of crime is multidisciplinary, in particular it seeks to unite professionals with social and scientific skills to find new ways to reduce crime. Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminology, Psychology, Economics, Engineering, Geography, Urban Planning, Mathematics, Medicine, Sociology and Statistics can all work together to promote a significant reduction in crime.

Statutory Bodies

The board of directors is composed of Dr. Annamaria Mandese as President, Dr. Giacomo Salvanelli as Treasurer and Dr. Alessandra Millevolte as Secretary. The Founding Members of the Association are Dr. Annamaria Mandese, Dr. Giacomo Salvanelli, Dr. Alessandra Millevolte, Dr. Piero Petrini and Mr. Luca Salvanelli.



ART. 1 – (Name, duration and location) In compliance with the Civil Code, the Law 383/2000 and the relevant legislation, the association << CENTER OF RESEARCH FOR ANTISOCIALITY PREVENTION >> based in via Friuli 9 / a, in the Municipality of Ancona. The transfer of the registered office does not involve statutory changes, but the obligation to communicate to the competent offices. The Association is national in character and can be divided into territorial sections. It is governed by the present statute and by the current laws on the matter. The Association has unlimited duration.

ART. 2 – (Purpose) The association is non-party, non-profit and carries out activities of promotion and social utility. The association aims to: carry out studies, research, training, dissemination, awareness, screening, publication and any other activities aimed at the prevention of antisociality, in order to promote the defense of the citizen’s right to to be protected from antisocial drift. The aims that are proposed are in particular:

a) carry out studies and researches at national and international level, also in collaboration with institutions, universities and research organizations, in the field (psycho-socio-economic), anthropological, social, geo-territorial, urban, economic, statistical, IT, clinical, criminological, forensic , using the most appropriate methodologies and in particular the meta-analytic methodology, the experimental method, the action research

b) to promote dissemination and awareness actions among citizens and public and private institutions, on issues related to crime prevention and more generally the forms of antisocial behavior

  1. c) organize training and information activities on issues related to the areas mentioned in point a)
  2. d) perform psychodiagnostic interventions aimed at the early detection of antisocial traits in subjects in developmental age and of family operations predisposing to antisociality.
  3. e) planning interventions for the recovery of the social environmental fabric in urban, school and organizational contexts
  4. f) organize public events (conferences, seminars, study days, etc.) aimed at promoting the association’s goals
  5. g) participate in national and international projects that pursue purposes similar to those associated with associations
  6. h) create and disseminate scientific publications, the result of study activities and research carried out by the Association and / or its members.
ART. 3 – (Members) All the natural persons and institutions that share the aims and accept the present statute and the internal regulations are admitted to the Association. The competent body to deliberate on the applications for admission is the Board of Directors. The refusal must be motivated. The applicant, in the application for admission, must specify his complete generality by committing himself to pay the membership fee. There are four categories of members: founders, ordinary, members,, honorary.

The founders are the signatories of the deed of incorporation.

Ordinary members are those who, together with the founding members, contribute to the planning of the association’s program and to the development of the activity. Like the founding members, ordinary members have the right to vote in both ordinary and extraordinary assemblies, active and passive legitimation in the appointment of social offices, the right to attend social premises and to participate in all the activities of the Association with the obligation to observe the provisions of these bylaws and those regularly adopted by the corporate bodies. It is the specific obligation of the ordinary members to make free their own intellectual and professional contribution to the Association for the achievement of institutional goals. The same members will be entitled exclusively to the reimbursement of the expenses actually incurred for the activity carried out to the extent and in the time established by the Board of Directors. The admission of ordinary members is resolved, upon written request of the applicant countersigned by at least two founding or ordinary Members, by the Board of Directors. Against the refusal of admission as a member is admitted appeal within 30 days to the President of the Board of Directors who proposes the candidacy to the Board of Directors, the outcome of the verdict is final.

The members are members who benefit from the services of the Association without participating in the planning of the program and the development of the activity; support the activities of the Association by signing the membership fee; they can be subdivided into other categories according to the quota subscribed as per the internal regulation approved by the Board of Directors. These members can voluntarily and without obligation of continuity to support the Association even with small financial contributions. The admission of members is decided by the Board of Directors following a written request from the applicant. They have the right to vote in both ordinary and extraordinary assemblies, active and passive legitimation in the appointment of social offices, right to attend social premises and to participate in all the activities of the Association with the obligation to observe the provisions of this statute and those regularly adopted by the corporate bodies. Honorary members are natural persons, of Italian or non-Italian citizenship, which they notoriously enjoy in the national or international field of clear fame in the scientific, cultural and teaching world, and who are therefore deemed able to make high-level intellectual contributions to the Association. or they are those who have contributed decisively to the development of the associative activity.

The honorary members are approved by the Assembly on the proposal of the Board of Directors. Honorary members are not obliged to pay membership fees.
The category of temporary members is not admitted. The membership fee is non-transferable.

ART. 4 – (Rights and duties of members)

The members have the right to elect the corporate bodies and to be elected in the same.

Members have the right to be informed about the activities of the association.
Members must pay the membership fee within the terms established by the regulations and respect the present statute and the internal regulations.
The members will carry out their activity in the association mainly in a personal, voluntary and free, non-profit, even indirect, by reason of personal availability.
All members, upon admission, commit to sign the Bylaws, Regulations and the Code of Conduct and respect it for the entire duration of their stay as members.

ART. 5 – (Withdrawal and exclusion of the member)

The member can withdraw from the association by means of a written communication to the Board of Directors that will inform the Assembly.
The withdrawal from the association does not give the right to a refund of the amount already paid.
The member who contravenes the duties established by the Articles of Association, the Regulations and the Deontological Code can be excluded from the Association.
The exclusion is deliberated by the Assembly with a secret vote.
The member in question has the right to propose to the Assembly his justifications in writing.

ART. 6 – (Corporate bodies)

The organs of the association are: Assembly of members, Board of Directors, President, Auditor. All social offices held by members are free of charge.

ART. 7 – (Assembly)

he Assembly is the sovereign body of the association and is made up of all the members.
It is called at least once a year by the President of the association or by whoever takes his place by written notice to be sent at least 20 days before the date set for the meeting and containing the agenda of the works. The written notice can also be sent by e-mail, fax, telephone messaging, to the address or telephone number communicated by the member.
The Assembly is also convened at the request of at least one tenth of the members or when the Governing Council deems it necessary.
The Assembly can be ordinary or extraordinary. It is extraordinary that called for the modification of the statute and the dissolution of the association. It is ordinary in all other cases.

ART. 8 – (Assembly tasks)

The assembly must:
  1. approve the final and budget statement;
  2. fix the amount of the annual social quota;
  3. determine the general programmatic lines of the association’s activity;
  4. approve the internal regulation;
  5. to deliberate definitively on the exclusion of the members;
  6. elect the Board of Directors;
  7. deliberate on anything else required by law or by statute, or submitted to its examination by the Governing Council.

ART. 9 – (Validity of Assemblies)

The ordinary meeting is regularly constituted on first call if there is a majority of members with voting rights, in person or by proxy; on second call, to be held also on the same day, whatever the number of those present, on their own or in delegation.
No more than one delegation is allowed for each member.
The deliberations of the ordinary assembly are taken by a majority of those present and represented by proxy, are expressed by open vote except those concerning people and the quality of persons (or when the Shareholders consider it appropriate).
The extraordinary shareholders’ meeting is regularly constituted on first call if the majority of the members with voting rights are present, either in person or by proxy; on second call, to be held also on the same day, whatever the number of those present, on their own or in delegation. It approves any amendments to the bylaws by a decision approved by a majority of those present; dissolves the association and donates its assets with a favorable vote of ¾ of the members

ART. 10 – (Verbalization)

The discussions and resolutions of the meeting are summarized in a report prepared by the Secretary and signed by the Chairman.
Each member has the right to consult the report and obtain a copy.

ART. 11 – (Board of Directors)

The Governing Council is composed of three members elected by the assembly. The Board appoints a President, a Secretary and a Treasurer in its womb.
The Board of Directors is validly constituted when all the members are present. It decides by majority of those present.
The Board of Directors performs all the ordinary and extraordinary administrative acts not expressly delegated to the Assembly; draw up and present the annual report on the activity of the association, the final balance sheet and the budget.
The Governing Council holds office for three years and its members may be re-elected for three consecutive terms.
If during the course of the financial year a Councilor ceases to hold office for any reason, while the majority of the Board remains in office, the surviving Directors shall always co-operate between the founders and the ordinary members the substitute who will remain in office until the next ordinary meeting.
The Board meets every time the President deems it necessary or that it is requested by at least two of its members and at least once a year to decide on the budget and final accounts and the amount of the share.
The Board of Directors can meet for audio / video conferencing on condition that all the participants can be identified and they can follow the discussion, examine, receive and transmit documents and intervene in real time in the discussion of the topics examined.

ART. 12 – (Chairman)

The President has the legal representation of the association, presides over the Governing Council and the assembly; convenes the shareholders’ meeting and the Board of Directors both for ordinary and extraordinary calls.

ART. 13 – (Secretary)

The Secretary draws up the records and takes care of their conservation, keeps the archive, takes care of the list of members and executes the deliberations of the various organs of the Association.

ART. 14 – (Treasurer)

The Treasurer has the following skills: a) manages the values, b) checks the payments of the Members, c) keeps the accounts, d) draws up the final and preliminary statements and submits them to the Board of Directors.

ART. 15 – (Auditor)

The Auditor is appointed by the Assembly on the proposal of the Board of Directors and may also be a person external to the Association. He is in charge for three years. He is entrusted with the control of financial management, with the obligation to report to the Board of Directors.

ART. 16 – (Economic resources)

The economic resources of the association consist of:
  1. membership fees and contributions;
  2. legacies, donations and legacies;
  3. contributions from the state, regions, local authorities, bodies or public institutions, also aimed at supporting specific and documented programs implemented within the scope of the statutory purposes;;
  4. contributions from the European Union and international organizations; is. income deriving from the provision of agreed services;
  5. proceeds from the sale of goods and services to associates and third parties, including through the performance of economic activities carried out in an auxiliary and subsidiary manner and in any case aimed at achieving the institutional objectives;
  6. pliberal donations of members and third parties;
  7. revenues deriving from promotional initiatives aimed at financing, such as parties and subscriptions also with prizes; the. other income compatible with the social aims of social promotion associations.
    The proceeds of the activities can not, under any circumstances, be divided among the members, even indirectly.
    The association is forbidden to distribute, even indirectly, profits and operating surpluses as well as funds, reserves or capital during the life of the association..
    The association has the obligation to use the profits or the management surpluses for the realization of the institutional activities..

    ART. 17 – (Economic-financial report)

    The economic-financial report of the association is annual and runs from the first of January of each year. The balance sheet contains all the income and expenses incurred for the past year. The estimate account contains the expenditure and revenue forecasts for the following annual financial year. The economic-financial report is prepared by the Board of Directors and approved by the ordinary general meeting with the majorities provided for by the present statute, deposited at the headquarters of the association at least 20 days. before the meeting and can be consulted by each member. The final balance must be approved by 30 April of the year following the close of the financial year.

    ART. 18 – (Dissolution and devolution of assets)

    As required by the law governing the association, in the event of cessation of the activity of the Entity, the President will have the duty to convene an extraordinary meeting of the Board of Directors with official and appropriate notice. The discussion on the “Cessation of the Association’s activity” must be indicated on the agenda. Following the assembly of the Board, the same question must be presented to the shareholders’ meeting which, in the event of a favorable opinion of the majority indicated by Article 9 of the Bylaws, will proceed with the decision of the Association’s termination, which will be recorded by the Secretary and ratified by the Board and by the shareholders for the fulfillment of the law.
    Following the termination of the association activity, the shareholders with voting rights will have to provide for:
    1. Approve the last economic-financial performance
    2. Deciding how to devolve any profits and / or management surpluses by contacting the Control Body referred to in Art. 3, Comma 190 of the Law of December 6, 1996 No. 662, without prejudice to the absolute prohibition to distribute direct or indirect profits, movable assets, property and / or management surpluses.
    3. To confer on the Chairman in office the mandate to perform, in the name and on behalf of the shareholders, all legal communications including the electronic submission of the AA5 / 6 model and the closing of the Current Account.

    ART. 19 – (Final provisions)

    For all cases not expressly provided for in these Articles of Association, the provisions of the applicable legislation in force are valid. Signed: Sig.a Annamaria Mandese           _________________________ Sig.a Alessandra Millevolte          _________________________ Sig. Piero Petrini                            _________________________ Sig. Giacomo Salvanelli                _________________________ Sig. Luca Salvanelli                        _________________________


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