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Maritime piracy

Since the ’80s, the international community has shown an increasing interest in the phenomenon of maritime piracy, also because of the increase in attacks along some of the busiest routes. The governments of many states and the shipping companies, whose ships sail the seas of the Indian Ocean, south-east Asia, south America, the Gulf of Guinea, the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea, share this interest. In the last few years Transcrime has been studying the phenomenon of maritime piracy with particular attention to Somalia, one of the areas that has experienced  the highest number of attacks in the last decade.

The analyses focus in particular on two aspects. On the one hand, the analyses regard the attacks recorded, the areas, the periods of the year and the times of day when the attacks are concentrated as well as the types of ships most victimized. The aim is to identify crime opportunities and factors that favour attacks and their success. On the other hand, the interest focuses on the military and non-military measures taken to combat the phenomenon, assessing their costs and their effectiveness.

This second aspect will be examined in depth in the project IPATCH (Intelligent Threat Detection and Avoidance using Countermeasure Heuristics), which Transcrime won in consortium with other universities and companies in Europe. The project aims to analyze current non-military measures against maritime piracy, to produce a handbook to facilitate the use as well as a further development of measures to combat the phenomenon, and to develop an automated tool to support decisions on board, which provides the operator with a real-time assessment of the risk of piracy attack.

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External publications

  • Savona, E.U., & Berlusconi, G., (2011), “Maritime Piracy in Somalia: Developing New Situational Prevention Techniques.” In International Organized Crime: The African Experience, edited by John T. Picarelli, 45-57. Selected papers and contributions from the international conference on “International Organized Crime: The African Experience”, Courmayeur Mont Blanc, Italy (10-12 December 2010). Milan: ISPAC.

 

  • Berlusconi, G., (2012), “Piracy: History”. In Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice, edited by Margaret E. Beare. London: SAGE Publications.

Events

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November
2019
Reggio Emilia

CONFERENZA INTERNAZIONALE SUL CONTRASTO ALLE ATTIVITÀ DELLE ORGANIZZAZIONI CRIMINALI – Prof. Savona discusses the dynamics of mafia infiltration in the legal economy.

25
October
2019
Modena

XXXIII CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DELLA SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI CRIMINOLOGIA – Prof. Savona chairs the session ‘Rischi per la sicurezza, rischi della sicurezza’.

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25
October
2019
Modena

XXXIII CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DELLA SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI CRIMINOLOGIA – Martina Marchesi e Thomas Joyce present the TRAin TRAINING project: Monitoring the risk of terrorist/violent radicalisation in prison.

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23
October
2019
Düsseldorf

SYMPOSIUM “MEASURES AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORIST FINANCING IN THE EUROPEAN UNION” – Michele Riccardi talks about organized crime infiltration in the European economy .

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18
October
2019
Sofia

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ILLICIT TRADE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS ALONG THE BALKAN ROUTE – Prof. Savona presents a report on illicit trade of tobacco products and measures to counter it.

15
October
2019
Milan

CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION & RESILIENCE EUROPE CONFERENCE – Prof. Savona presents a report on the dynamics of organized crime and terrorism in the near future and their policy implications.

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11
October
2019
Narni

FESTIVAL OF SOCIOLOGY – Prof. Savona and Thomas Joyce participate in the panel ‘European approach to the risk of radicalisation in prison’.

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10
October
2019
Rome

CONSIGLIO SUPERIORE DELLA MAGISTRATURA – Professor Savona presents a report on ‘New markets, economies and financial transaction instruments’.

10
October
2019
Järvenpää

ADVISORY ROLE OF CSDP MISSION IN DISRUPTING CRIMINAL ORGANISATION IN HOST CONTRIES – Michele Riccardi discusses about institutional development and inter-agency cooperation in the host state.

24
September
2019
Naples

CONVEGNO ‘RI-CONOSCERE IL RADICALISMO IN ITALIA’ – Professor Savona presents a report on ‘A European approach to the risk of radicalization in prison’.