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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
DATA SCIENCE FOR POLICING, SECURITY AND PUBLIC SAFETY – Marco Dugato discusses the main existing approaches to crime forecasting at Cardiff University.
THE NEED FOR AN EU PLAN TO END THE VICIOUS CYCLE OF GRAND CORRUPTION – Prof. Ernesto Savona discusses about the EU needs to rethink its overall approach to asset recovery at the event organized by Transparency International EU.
EUROPEAN CRIME PREVENTION CONFERENCE (EUCPN) – Prof. Francesco Calderoni presents the final results of European project Proton.
TRAIN THE TRAINERS – Thomas Joyce talks about the value of radicalisation monitoring and the use of possible indicators allowing an early detection of radicalization phenomenon at the Department of Penitentiary Administration.
COOPERATION BETWEEN EUROPOL, ACADEMIA AND RESEARCH EXPERTS – Prof. Savona participates in the roundtable ‘Cooperation between Europol, Academia and Research Experts’.
TRAin TRAINING FINAL CONFERENCE – Prof. Savona discusses the European future of tools for monitoring radicalization processes in prison.
EMPIRICAL AML RESEARCH CONFERENCE – Michele Riccardi discusses how to assess the risk of illicit financial flows through the analysis of cross border ownership links of European businesses.
EUCPN Board Meeting – Prof. Francesco Calderoni presents the final results of European project Proton.
TOWARDS A COMMON EU STRATEGY TO FIGHT CORRUPTION AND ORGANISED CRIME – Prof. Savona discusses the need to improve the cross border cooperation in the fight against organised crime and corruption at the European Parliament.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY Annual Meeting 2019 – Alberto Aziani talks about evolving crime trends, patterns, and measurements.
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