Ernesto Ugo Savona


Ernesto U. Savona, Director of Transcrime since 1994. Professor of Criminology at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, and previously at the Università degli Studi di Trento, the Università di Palermo and La Sapienza in Rome.

Member of the Criminological Council at the Council of Europe and consultant to the United Nations, the European Union and various national governments. From 1990 to 1994, visiting fellow and project director at the National Institute of Justice, Research Centre of the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington D.C.

Visiting scholar at the Yale Law School, Oxford (Wolfson College) and Cambridge (Dept. of Criminology and lecturer in Argentina at the Universities Catolica de Salta.

President of the European Society of Criminology for the years 2003/2004. Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Organized Crime of the World Economic Forum for the term 2011-2012.

He is member of the EU Commission experts group on Policy needs for data on crime. Since 2003 he is Editor in Chief of the European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research of Springer. Speaker at main international conferences, he is author, editor and co-editor of several books, chapters and articles on organized and economic crime.