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Ernesto U. Savona, degree in Law (1965-University of Palermo) and Postgraduate School in Sociology and Social Research (University of Rome “La Sapienza” 1966-1970) is Director of TRANSCRIME, Joint Research Centre of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and since 2003 professor of Criminology at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. From 1986 to 2002 he was professor of Criminology at the Faculty of Law at the Università degli Studi di Trento. From 1971 to 1986 he was associate professor at the Faculty of Statistical Sciences at the Università “La Sapienza” in Rome.
He was also nominated President of the European Society of Criminology for the years 2003/2004. He has been consultant to the United Nations, Council of Europe (where he was appointed one of the seven members of the Scientific and Criminological Council in 1996), the European Union and various national governments. From 1990 to 1994, he was visiting fellow and project director at the National Institute of Justice, Research Centre of the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington D.C, where he was manager of two projects on organised crime and international money laundering.
In May 1998, the British Presidency of the European Union, implementing a recommendation of the Action Plan against Organised Crime, invited him among other “eminent European academics” to deliver a paper on the present situation of organised crime in Europe. He is today member of the EU Commission experts group on ‘Policy needs for data on crime & criminal justice and of the expert group on Firearms. He has been a visiting professor at the Yale Law School, Oxford (Wolfson College) and Cambridge (Dept. of Criminology) and has been appointed honorary fellow of Cardiff University. Recently (2002) he has lectured in Argentina at the Universities Catolica de Salta (Subsede Buenos Aires) and Concepcion de l’Uruguay.
In 2003 he was appointed Editor in Chief of the European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, an international refereed Journal published by Springer. He is also part of the Editorial Board of the Journal Sociologia del Diritto. In June 2011 he has been appointed Chair for the term 2011-2012 of the Global Agenda Council on Organized Crime del World Economic Forum.
His research activity has centred on the following topics: analysis of crime statistics, law and social change, effectiveness of legislation, organised/economic crime and criminal justice systems, crime and economics and corruption. He has recently concentrated his research on developing a methodology to measure the impact of legislation.
Chapters in books (selected)
TOWARDS A COMMON EU STRATEGY TO FIGHT CORRUPTION AND ORGANISED CRIME – Prof. Savona discusses the need to improve the cross border cooperation in the fight against organised crime and corruption at the European Parliament.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY Annual Meeting 2019 – Alberto Aziani talks about evolving crime trends, patterns, and measurements.
Prof. Savona participates in European Commission Expert Committee on policy needs and data con crime.
PROGETTO EDUCATIVO ANTIMAFIA – Prof. Savona talks about mafia in the age of globalisation.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY Annual Meeting 2019 – Alberto Aziani discusses about organized crime and its control over spaces, resources, and activities.
STATI GENERALI DELLA SICUREZZA (ABI) – Marco Dugato discusses the applied research to security.
CONFERENZA INTERNAZIONALE SUL CONTRASTO ALLE ATTIVITÀ DELLE ORGANIZZAZIONI CRIMINALI – Prof. Savona discusses the dynamics of mafia infiltration in the legal economy.
XXXIII CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DELLA SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI CRIMINOLOGIA – Prof. Savona chairs the session ‘Rischi per la sicurezza, rischi della sicurezza’.
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.
SYMPOSIUM “MEASURES AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORIST FINANCING IN THE EUROPEAN UNION” – Michele Riccardi talks about organized crime infiltration in the European economy .
How Transcrime analyses business #ownership to detect criminal #risks and how @Crimetech2015 develops metrics to measure business ownership complexity and #opacity. Watch the speech of @ricc_ardimi at 2019 #Compliance Forum https://t.co/hZ4aWA1vax @bureauvandijk #AML #london
At the #LIBE hearing on ‘Towards a common #EU Strategy to fight #corruption and #organisedcrime’ Prof @ernestosavona discusses the challenges and the actions to improve the cross border #cooperation in the fight against #crime @Unicatt #EuropeanParliament #Brussels https://t.co/IRVSTHIPCn
Collaborare di più e ridurre le #asimmetrie tra le #PoliticheEuropee per contrastare con maggiore efficacia la #CriminalitàOrganizzata. Questo il messaggio lanciato dal Prof @ernestosavona su @euronewsit https://t.co/yJ07bJgPuM
L’inchiesta sull’omicidio di Daphne ha traformato #Malta in un caso politico e non solo. Nel 2018, con il rapporto #More, abbiamo analizzato anche i rischi di infiltrazione della #criminalitàorganizzata e #riciclaggio a Malta. Per approfondire https://t.co/GTQV4f3dB3 https://t.co/dsTmObgTU7