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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.
16
November
2019
San Francisco

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY Annual Meeting 2019 – Alberto Aziani talks about evolving crime trends, patterns, and measurements.

15
November
2019
Brussels

Prof. Savona participates in European Commission Expert Committee on policy needs and data con crime.

14
November
2019
Palermo

PROGETTO EDUCATIVO ANTIMAFIA – Prof. Savona talks about mafia in the age of globalisation.

13
November
2019
San Francisco

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY Annual Meeting 2019 – Alberto Aziani discusses about organized crime and its control over spaces, resources, and activities.

12
November
2019
Rome

STATI GENERALI DELLA SICUREZZA (ABI) – Marco Dugato discusses the applied research to security.

8
November
2019
Reggio Emilia

CONFERENZA INTERNAZIONALE SUL CONTRASTO ALLE ATTIVITÀ DELLE ORGANIZZAZIONI CRIMINALI – Prof. Savona discusses the dynamics of mafia infiltration in the legal economy.

25
October
2019
Modena

XXXIII CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DELLA SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI CRIMINOLOGIA – Prof. Savona chairs the session ‘Rischi per la sicurezza, rischi della sicurezza’.

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25
October
2019
Modena

XXXIII CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DELLA SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI CRIMINOLOGIA – Martina Marchesi e Thomas Joyce present the TRAin TRAINING project: Monitoring the risk of terrorist/violent radicalisation in prison.

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23
October
2019
Cologne

SYMPOSIUM “MEASURES AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORIST FINANCING IN THE EUROPEAN UNION” – Michele Riccardi talks about organized crime infiltration in the European economy .

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18
October
2019
Sofia

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.