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Marco Dugato


Marco Dugato graduated in Sociology (MA) at the Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca (2009). Since October 2009, he is researcher at Transcrime. His main areas of expertise are analysis and management of quantitative and qualitative data with an in-depth knowledge of spatial analysis techniques regarding social phenomena. He collaborated and coordinated several research project at both national and international level (Europe, Latina America). His main research fields are: crime mapping and hot spot analysis; predictive policing; crime and criminal justice statistics; urban security; spatial risk assessment; urban policies evaluation; well-being and victimization surveys; measurement of presence and investments of organized crime; maritime piracy; use of GIS and other applications for spatial analysis.

Since the academic year 2010/2011 he has been Adjunct Professor of Crime Statistics within the framework of the MA in Applied Social Sciences (curriculum Crim&Tech) at the Faculty of Sociology of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano. Since the academic year 2013/2014 he is Adjunct Professor of Methods and Techniques for Criminological Research within the framework of the MA in Public Policies (curriculum PoliSi) at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano. Since 2011, he is Transcrime delegate at the Commission of the Users of the Statistics Information (CUIS) at the ISTAT (Italian Institute of Statistics). He is currently conducting research on Project PROTON (Modelling the PRocesses leading to Organised crime and TerrOrist Networks), funded by the Horizon 2020 research programme of the European Commission, and on Project MORE (Modelling and mapping the risk of Serious and Organised Crime infiltration in legitimate businesses across European territories and sectors).

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  • Dugato, M., De Simoni, M. & Savona, E. U. (2014). Measuring OC in Latin America. A methodology for developing and validating scores and composite indicators at national and subnational level. Aguascalientes, Mexico: INEGI/UNODC.
  • Dugato, M. (2014). Analyzing Bank Robbery in Italy. In S. Caneppele & F. Calderoni (Eds.), Organized Crime, Corruption and Crime Prevention (pp. 115-125). New York: Spinger-Verlag.
  • Dugato, M. (2013), “Assessing the Validity of Risk Terrain Modeling in a European City: Preventing Robberies in the City of Milan”. Crime Mapping  5(1), 63-89
  • Savona, E.U., Dugato, M. e Garofalo, L. (2012) “A framework for the quantification of organized crime and assessment of availability a quality of relevant data in three selected countries of Latin America and the Caribbean”, UNODC-INEGI: Aguacalientes, Mexico.
  • Transcrime (2011), “La Criminalità nelle Aree Metropolitane – Progetto sperimentale per la costruzione e analisi degli hot spot della criminalità nel comune di Milano”: Final Report (ed. Dugato, M.).
  • Caneppele, S. e Dugato, M. (Ed.) (2011), “Relazione sulla sicurezza nel Trentino. La criminalità dal 1995 al 2009(Infosicurezza7), Provincia autonoma di Trento: Trento.
  • Caneppele, S., Dugato, M. e Bigatto, M. (Ed.) (2011), “Profili Sicurezza(Infosicurezza8), Provincia autonoma di Trento: Trento.
  • Savona, E.U. e Dugato, M. (2010), “Governance’s effect on Corruption and Viceversa”, paper ad uso interno commissionato da CENTRA Technology: Arlington, VA
  • IPATCH- Intelligent Piracy Avoidance using Threat Detection and Countermeasure Heuristics , funded by the European Commission,  (FP7_Seventh Framework Programme)
  • Developing And Validating Indicators For Measuring Organized Crime In Latin America (2013 – ongoing) – Project manager
  • Organised Crime Portfolio (2012 – ongoing) – Senior researcher
  • I beni sequestrati e confiscati alle organizzazioni criminali nelle regioni dell’Obiettivo Convergenza: dalle strategie di investimento della criminalità all’impiego di fondi comunitari nei riutilizzo dei beni già destinati (2011-2013) – Senior researcher
  • Assessment of the challenges regarding organized crime in Latin America and proposal on how to measure and how to use statistical data to measure organized crime in the region (2011-2013) – Senior researcher
  • EU Business Crime Survey – Stage 2: Piloting the survey module (2011 – 2013) – Project manager
  • Bownet: Identifying the Beneficial Owner of legal entities in the fight against money laundering (2011-2013) – Senior researcher
  • La criminalità nelle aree metropolitane – progetto sperimentale per la costruzione e analisi degli hot spot della criminalità nel Comune di Milano. (2011) – Project manager
  • Studio “Gis for Police” all’interno del progetto Osservatorio sulla sicurezza del Trentino (2010) – Project manager
  • Profili territoriali di Sicurezza per le 16 Comunità di Valle della Provincia Autonoma di Trento all’interno del progetto Osservatorio sulla sicurezza del Trentino. (2010 – 2011) – Junior researcher
  • Profili territoriali di Sicurezza per i 14 comprensori della Provincia Autonoma di Trento all’interno del progetto Osservatorio sulla sicurezza nel Trentino. (2009) – Junior researcher

PROTON FINAL CONFERENCE – Professor Savona and Professor Calderoni present the final results of the European project Proton in Ghent.


THIRTY-SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ECONOMIC CRIME – Professor Savona speaks on “Transparency an effective tool in fighting crime?” at Jesus College.


SUMMER LAW SCHOOL ON TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME (ELSA) – Prof. Savona presents a report on UN Convention on Transnational Organized Crime at Università di Napoli Federico II.


UNODC MACRO/Expert group – Prof. Savona gives a report on “From Mexico to Balkans: framing data collection on organized crime”.


EUROPEAN COMMISSION – Prof. Savona participates in the meeting of national anti-corruption experts.


12th EU EXPERIENCE SHARING PROGRAMME WORKSHOP – Professor Savona presents a paper on “Assessing the risks of infiltration of Organised Crime in the legitimate economy: tools and remedies in the procurement sector”.


ILLICIT NETWORKS WORKSHOP – Professor Francesco Calderoni presents the Agent Based Model of the Proton project on the recruitment of organized crime.


Prof. Savona and Prof. Francesco Calderoni participate in the presentation conference of the preliminary results of PROTON in Palermo.


Marco Dugato discusses about measuring transnational organised crime at international workshop on Global Justice: Some Key Issue Areas and Policy Concerns.


On the occasion of Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Prof. Savona speaks of reducing opportunities for organized crime: from crime proofing (supply) to recruitment processes (demand).