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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.

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Articles in academic journals

  • Dugato, Marco, Serena Favarin, Antonio Bosisio. 2018. “Isolating Target And Neighbourhood Vulnerabilities In Crime Forecasting”. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. 10.1007/s10610-018-9385-2.
  • Serena Favarin. 2018. “This must be the place (to commit a crime). Testing the law of crime concentration in the city of Milan”. European Journal of Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1477370818757700.
  • Sahramäki, Iina, Serena Favarin, Shanna Mehlbaum, Ernesto Savona, Toine Spapens, Terhi Kankaanranta (2017). “Wasting opportunities-prevention of illicit cross-border waste trafficking”. European Journal of Policing Studies, Volume 5 (2), 61-85.
  • Dugato, Marco, Serena Favarin, Luca Giommoni. 2015. “The Risks and Rewards of Or ganized Crime Investments in Real Estate”. British Journal of Criminology, Volume 55, Issue 5, pp. 944-965.
  • Favarin, Serena. 2014. “Democratization Processes and Homicide Rates in the Balkan Region, Bulgaria and Romania”. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp. 171-189.
  • Calderoni, Francesco, Serena Favarin, Lorella Garofalo, Federica Sarno. 2014. “Counterfeiting, illegal firearms, gambling and waste management: an exploratory estimation of four criminal markets”. Global Crime, Volume 15, Issue 1-2, pp. 108-137.

Book reviews

  • Favarin, Serena. 2013. “Book Review. Sung-suk Violet Yu: Do Bus Stops Increase Crime Opportunities? LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC, El Paso, 2011, 306 pp”. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp. 207-209.

Chapters in books and other publications

  • Dugato, Marco and Serena Favarin. 2016. “Il danno della criminalità comune” Transcrime Research in Brief – Serie Italia – N.2/2015, Transcrime – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano.
  • Calderoni, Francesco, Monica Angelini, Serena Favarin, Marina Mancuso and Martina Rotondi. 2016. The Factbook on the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products – Issue 8: France. Transcrime – Research Centre on Transnational Crime.
  • Diana Camerini, Serena Favarin, Dugato Marco. 2015. “Estimating the counterfeit markets in Europe” Transcrime Research in Brief – N.3/2015, Trento (IT): Transcrime – Università degli Studi di Trento.
  • Dugato Marco, Stefano Caneppele, Serena Favarin, Martina Rotondi. 2015. “Prevedere i furti in abitazione” Transcrime Research in Brief – Serie Italia – N.1/2015, Trento (IT): Transcrime – Università degli Studi di Trento.
  • Calderoni, Francesco, Serena Favarin, Lorella Garofalo, Federica Sarno. 2015. “Counterfeiting, illegal firearms, gambling and waste management: an exploratory estimation of four criminal markets” In Criminal Markets and Mafia Proceeds edited by Ernesto U. Savona and Francesco Calderoni. New York: Routledge.
  • Caneppele Stefano, Martina Viganò and Serena Favarin. 2014. “Dieci anni di criminalità in Europa, Italia e Trentino”. Trento: Transcrime – Università degli Studi di Trento.
  • Dugato, Marco, Serena Favarin, Gergely Hideg, Agnes Illyes. 2013. “The crime against businesses in Europe: A pilot survey.” Final report of the project: EU Survey to assess the level and impact of crimes against business – Stage 2: Piloting the survey module (ed. Dugato, M.), Brussels: European Commission.
  • Calderoni, Francesco, Serena Favarin, Ombretta Ingrascì, Anne Smit. 2013. The Factbook on the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products – Issue 1: United Kingdom. Trento: Transcrime – Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime.
  • Calderoni, Francesco, Monica Angelini, Marco De Simoni, Serena Favarin, Martina Rotondi. 2013. The Factbook on the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products – Issue 2: Italy. Trento: Transcrime – Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime.
  • Calderoni, Francesco, Martina Rotondi, Serena Favarin. 2013. The Factbook on the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products – Issue 3: Ireland. Trento: Transcrime – Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime.
  • Calderoni, Francesco, Alberto Aziani, Serena Favarin. 2013. The Factbook on the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products – Issue 4: Poland. Trento: Transcrime – Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime.
  • Calderoni, Francesco, Marco De Simoni, Serena Favarin, Susanne Lehmann. 2013. The Factbook on the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products – Issue 5: Germany. Trento: Transcrime – Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime.

Co-partecipation in the following reports

  • UNODC, 2011. Corruption in Albania: Bribery as Experienced by the Population. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
  • UNODC, 2011. Corruption in Croatia: Bribery as Experienced by the Population. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
  • UNODC, 2011. Corruption in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Bribery as Experienced by the Population. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
  • UNODC, 2011. Corruption in Montenegro: Bribery as Experienced by the Population. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
  • UNODC, 2011. Corruption in Serbia: Bribery as Experienced by the Population. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
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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