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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)
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’.
SYMPOSIUM “MEASURES AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORIST FINANCING IN THE EUROPEAN UNION” – Michele Riccardi talks about organized crime infiltration in the European economy .
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.
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.
FESTIVAL OF SOCIOLOGY – Prof. Savona and Thomas Joyce participate in the panel ‘European approach to the risk of radicalisation in prison’.
CONSIGLIO SUPERIORE DELLA MAGISTRATURA – Professor Savona presents a report on ‘New markets, economies and financial transaction instruments’.
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.
CONVEGNO ‘RI-CONOSCERE IL RADICALISMO IN ITALIA’ – Professor Savona presents a report on ‘A European approach to the risk of radicalization in prison’.
2019 COMPLIANCE FORUM – Michele Riccardi discusses about complex ownership structures and implications for tracing serious organised crime.
At the 2019 Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Europe #Conference Prof. @ernestosavona discusses about the dynamics of #organizedcrime and #terrorism in the near future and their policy implications @IACIPP1 #criticalinfrastructure #cipre #milan https://t.co/6jF1eFFRp7
#FestivalSociologia Prof. @ernestosavona e il nostro #Phd candidate Thomas Joyce parlano di un approccio europeo al rischio di #radicalizzazione in #carcere https://t.co/00xABkMfs3 @festivalsociolo #narni https://t.co/NO7VbUimkw
Oggi al Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura il Prof @ernestosavona presenta una relazione sui nuovi mercati, le nuove economie e i nuovi strumenti di transazione finanziaria #ValuteVirtuali #CSM #Roma #criminologia https://t.co/m5s2ZduxM7
Svizzera addio Fisco, la grande fuga è negli Emirati. Oggi su @repubblica, @ricc_ardimi e @AlbertoAziani parlano della nuova meta del #denaro in fuga dal #Fisco evidenziando i fattori che la rendono molto attrattiva da un punto di vista fiscale #EmiratiArabi #ParadisiFiscali #AML https://t.co/fGlzx8MMbu