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Marina Mancuso

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Marina Mancuso is teaching assistant in the course of “Sociology of complex criminal phenomena”, Master Degree in International Cooperation Policies for Development, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan. She graduated with the International PhD in Criminology at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (February 2014). In December 2009 she received an Honours Master’s degree in Applied Social Science, specializing in Crime and Security, from the Faculty of Sociology of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, with a dissertation on “The Middle-East oil industry: vulnerability and security measures. A survey of Iraq’s pipelines” (L’industria petrolifera in Medio Oriente: vulnerabilità e misure di sicurezza. Un’indagine sulle pipeline in Iraq). In October 2007 she received an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Science of Social Phenomena and Organizational Processes from the Faculty of Sociology of the same University.

Her research topics include primarily: smuggling of migrants, trafficking in human beings and sexual exploitation. She is researcher at Transcrime since June 2010 (Milan office) where she conducts research on the illicit trade in tobacco products and she collaborates in the Project Organized Crime Portfolio funded by the European Commission. She is currently conducting research on the illicit trade in firearms and she is part of the research team involved in the project “FIRE – Fighting illicit firearms trafficking routes and actors at European level” and she is participating at the project DIGIWHIST (The Digital Whistleblower. Fiscal Transparency, Risk Assessment and Impact of Good Governance Policies Assessed) (2015-2018).

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Chapter in edited book

  • Savona Ernesto U., Marina Mancuso, and Luca Giommoni. 2014. “Human trafficking for sexual exploitation in Italy”. In Cognition and Crime: Offender Decision-Making and Script Analyses, edited by Benoit Leclerc and Richard Wortley, New York: Routledge.

Articles in academic journals

  • Mancuso Marina. “Estimating the revenues of sexual exploitation. Applying a new methodology to the Italian context”, in Global Crime (forthcoming).
  • Mancuso Marina. 2013. “Not all madams have a central role: analysis of a Nigerian sex trafficking network”, in Trends in Organized Crime, DOI 10.1007/s12117-013-9199-z.
  • Caneppele Stefano and Marina Mancuso. 2013. “Are protection policies for human trafficking victims effective? Analysis of the Italian case”, in European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research 19:259-273.

Book reviews

  • Mancuso Marina. 2012. “Prabaha Kotiswaran: Dangerous Sex, Invisible Work. Sex Work and the Law in India”, in European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research 18(3):303-305.
  • Mancuso Marina. 2011. “Allum Felia, Longo Francesca, Irrea Daniela and Kostakos Panos A. (eds): Defining and Defying Organized Crime. Discourse, perceptions and reality”, in European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research 17(4):343-345.

Since 2010 to present she has collaborated at some research projects, among which: “I beni sequestrati e confiscati alle organizzazioni criminali nelle regioni dell’Obiettivo Convergenza: dalle strategie di investimento della criminalità all’impiego di fondi comunitari nel riutilizzo dei beni già destinati” Italian Ministry of Interior, under the programme Programma Operativo Nazionale 2007-2013; THB:COOPtoFIGHT “The fight against trafficking in human beings in EU: promoting legal cooperation and victims’ protection” funded by the European Commission and “Factbook on the illicit trade in tobacco products” funded by Philips Morris International.

5
May
2019
Bruxelles

Prof. Ernesto Savona and Michele Riccardi take part to the 18th meeting of the EU Asset Recovery Offices’Platform.

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10
Apr
2018
Milan

At Università Cattolica in Milan, Transcrime hosts the kick-off meeting of the project DATACROS – Developing a Tool to Assess Corruption Risk factors in firms’ Ownership Structure funded by the European Commission DG-HOME.

6
December
2018
Rome

During the NATO Defense College Foundation on “Targeting the de-materialised ‘Caliphate’” prof. Savona gives a speech on “Terrorist funding: a lynchpin between extremism and armed operations”.

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30
November
2018
Bruxelles

Michele Riccardi takes part to the meeting of the working group of the “EU Money Laundering Supra-National Risk Assessment”.

27
November
2018
Bruxelles

Michele Riccardi takes part to the 7th Meeting of the Asset Management Subgroup of the EU Asset Recovery Office Platform.

29
October
2018
Sofia

Prof Ernesto Savona takes part in the “International Conference on Combatting Illicit Tobacco Trade and Related Crimes”.

26
October
2018
Rome

During the ALEA conference on gambling and criminal question, Prof Savona gives a speech on “L’influenza del mercato legale-illegale sui paradigmi della regolazione del gioco d’azzardo contemporaneo”.

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18
October
2018
Vienna

During the conference of the Parties UNTOC, prof. Savona coordinates the side event on “Changing Organized Crime: lessons from EU project PROTON” sponsored by UNODC and Italian Mission at UN in Vienna.

13
October
2018
Perugia

During the Festival della Sociologia, prof. Savona coordinates a meeting on “Misurare i traffici illeciti: la sfida dell’Agenda delle Nazioni Unite per il 2030” with Federico Sallusti (ISTAT) and Alberto Aziani (Transcrime).

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8
October
2018
Scandicci (FI)

At the Scuola Superiore della Magistratura, prof. Savona introduces the course “Giovanni Falcone” with a lesson on “Il reclutamento nelle organizzazioni criminali: una recente ricerca”.

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