NEWS - 1 Sep 2023

ESC 2023 – Transcrime Speaking Agenda

XXIII Annual Conference – European Society of Criminology

“The Renaissance Of European Criminology”
6-9 September 2023 – Florence


Also this year, Transcrime and Crime&tech studies will be presented by our researchers at the 23rd ESC Annual Conference ( Among the topics we will address: illicit trafficking, organised crime, juvenile violence, money laundering and AML/CFT policies, terrorist financing, and cybercrime.

Stay updated on our speaking agenda throughout the conference.

For more information on the schedule and location of meetings, and an overview of topics and speakers, visit the dedicated page.





Analysing and responding to illicit drug markets
h. 4:00 to 5:15pm. We present:

  • The Impact of Efficiency/Security Trade-Off on Drug Trafficking Networks’ Resilience to Arrests: A Simulation Approach (Authors: Deborah Manzi, Francesco Calderoni)

Youth and Violence: Framing, Vulnerabilities and Resilience
h. 4:00 to 5:15pm. We present:

  • Crime Influencers in Social Media Platforms: The Commodification of Violence in Italian Trap Culture (Authors: Cosimo Sidoti, Marco Dugato, Alberto Aziani)

Publishing Organized Crime Research: Meet the Editors (among discussants: Ernesto Savona, Alberto Aziani, Francesco Calderoni)
h. 5:30 to 6:45pm

The variety of money laundering: empirical research and criminological perspectives (EUROC)
h. 5:30 to 6:45pm. We present:

  • What determines the sophistication of an offender’s money laundering methods? (Authors: Peter Reuter, Michele Riccardi)
  • From payday to payoff: exploring the money laundering strategies of ransomware actors (Authors: Mirko Nazzari)



The current state of Italian criminology: Decay or Renaissance? (Discussants: Dario Melossi, Francesco Calderoni, Anna di Ronco)
h. 8:00 to 9:15am

WG-PLACE 3: Research on crime, place and time
h. 9:30 to 10:45am. We present:

  • Not all bodegas are equal: analyzing and addressing the criminogenic role of bodegas in Newark (Authors: Adriana Santos, Marco Dugato, Alejandro Gimenez-Santana, Joel Caplan)

EUROC 4: Money Laundering
h. 12:30 to 1:45pm. We present:

  • Behind the curtain: an empirical analysis of corporate opacity across countries and sectors worldwide to assess money laundering risk (Authors: Andrea Carenzo, Michele Riccardi, Antonio Bosisio, Giovanni Nicolazzo, Caterina Paternoster)

ECACTJ Panel 3. Conflict, crime, and international involvement: understanding and documenting crimes in war-time Ukraine
h. 2:00 to 3:15pm. We present:

  • Framing and detecting EU targeted sanctions. Evasion and Circumvention Techniques by Russian individuals and entities (Authors: Giovanni Nicolazzo, Matteo Anastasio, Michele Riccardi, Carlotta Carbone) – Study carried out as part of the activities of KLEPTOTRACE project

Money laundering: the role of facilitators and financial intermediaries
h. 5:00 to 6:15pm. We present:

  • The big-short: money laundering and organized crime risks in the securitization sector (Authors: Michele Riccardi, Michael Lo Giudice, Matteo Berbenni, Antonio Bosisio)

EXTR6 Right-wing extremism
h. 5:00 to 6:15pm. We present:

  • Cryptocurrencies and crowdfunding for the financing of right-wing extremism (Authors: Maria Jofre, Mirko Nazzari, Alberto Aziani) – Study carried out as part of the activities of CTC project
  • Patterns of Online Radicalization: A Study on Jihadist and Far-Right Extremist Groups (Authors: Caterina Paternoster, Ernesto Savona, Marina Mancuso) – Study carried out as part of the activities of ALLIES project

Image-based sexual abuse: Observations and new trends
h. 6:30 to 7:45pm. We present:

  • Different manifestations of Image-Based Sexual Abuse within Telegram Groups (Authors: Edel Beckman, Cosimo Sidoti)

FRIDAY, Sept. 8


Organized crime involvement in legal and illegal trades
h. 8:00 to 9:15am. We present:

  • Exploring new trends and challenges in the illicit firearms trafficking in Europe (Authors: Marina Mancuso, Ernesto Savona, Caterina Paternoster, Maria Jofre) – Study carried out as part of the activities of CEASEFIRE project
  • The organised theft of medicine: main traits of an understudied type of organised property crime (Authors: Marco Dugato, Cosimo Sidoti) – Study carried out as part of the activities of MEDI-THEFT project

Organized crime: involvement, determinants, and impact
h. 3:00 to 4:15pm. We present:

  • Generational Shifts and Law Enforcement Impacts on the Younger Generation of Organized Crime Offenders in Italy and the Netherlands (Authors: Victor van der Geest, Francesco Calderoni, Tommaso Comunale, Edward Kleemans)

Organized crime: Institutions, attitudes, functioning
h. 6:00 to 7:15pm.We present:

  • Patterns and Evolution of Italian Mafia Presence in Foreign Countries between 2000 and 2020 (Authors: Francesco Calderoni)
  • Power Structures and Earnings in Cybercrime: Insights from the CONTI Ransomware Group (Authors: Alberto Aziani, Mirko Nazzari)
  • The Involvement of Mafia Groups and Organized Networks of White-Collar Criminals in Waste Crimes (Authors: Serena Favarin, Alberto Aziani)



EUROC 12 Green Criminology: Wildlife crime and policing environmental crime
h. 8:00 to 9:15am. We present:

  • Police Investigations of Waste Crime: A Cross Country Comparison (Authors: Phillip Screen, Serena Favarin, Cosimo Sidoti) – Study carried out as part of the activities of EMERITUS project