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Serena Favarin is Assistant Professor in Criminology at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano (Italy). She has recently graduated with International PhD in Criminology at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (March 2015). From June to December 2013, she was a visiting scholar at George Mason University, Fairfax (VA), where she collaborated with Professor David Weisburd.
In September 2011 she received the Master’s degree in Applied Social Science, specializing in Crime Sciences and Technologies for Security, from the Faculty of Sociology of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan with a dissertation on “Democracy and violent crime in countries in transition: the Western Balkan case”. In 2009 she graduated from the Università degli Studi di Padova with a Bechelor’s degree in Social Sciences. In March 2011 she did and internship at the Statistics and Survey Section (SASS) of the United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna and in September 2011 she was an intern at Transcrime.
Her fields of interest include primarily crime statistics, spatial analysis of crime and analysis of illicit markets. 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”. She is also the coordinator of the project “BlockWaste – Blocking the loopholes for illicit waste trafficking” that aims to provide strategic analysis of the threats and risks related to illicit trafficking of waste (IWT) across Europe to improve the prevention capabilities of EU public and private agencies.
Articles in academic journals
Chapters in books and other publications
Co-partecipation in the following reports
Prof. Ernesto Savona and Michele Riccardi take part to the 18th meeting of the EU Asset Recovery Offices’Platform.
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.
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”.
Michele Riccardi takes part to the meeting of the working group of the “EU Money Laundering Supra-National Risk Assessment”.
Michele Riccardi takes part to the 7th Meeting of the Asset Management Subgroup of the EU Asset Recovery Office Platform.
Prof Ernesto Savona takes part in the “International Conference on Combatting Illicit Tobacco Trade and Related Crimes”.
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”.
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.
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).
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”.
Our #SummerSchool daily programme offers four days of lecturing activities on Organised Cybercrime, Cryptocurrencies world, Cyber security world, Making a cybercrime business model https://t.co/HMmKstCtty #criminology #summerschool2019 #cybercrime #cybersecurity https://t.co/tJKbglE3ph
Our spin-off company @Crimetech2015 carried out the new study on retail security in EU with the support of @CheckpointSys. The results will be presented on 20 June at @Unicatt, Milan. Details will follow soon! #RSE2019 #retail #security #crimeprevention #shrinkage #shoplifting https://t.co/CcQFE7J9Tz