New year, new challenges, new logo. Message from the Director
Transcrime was established in 1994 as a Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime, anticipating scholars, practitioners and policy makers on this issue. Six years later, the signature of the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organised Crime consolidated the past successful experiences of combatting transnational crime and opened the way for modernised actions against crime worldwide. For 29 years, Transcrime has contributed influencing research, operations, and policies at different levels in this domain.
29 years ago, understanding and counteracting transnational crime was a challenge; today, it is a consolidated area among scholars and practitioners which has already produced a variety of studies, policies and has built a large awareness. Today, there are other challenges and this requires Transcrime to update its objectives while maintaining the same pioneering vision of its origins.
“Innovation and crime” is a combination that defines our new objectives. It connects our past initiatives and a new systematic vision for future activities, where we will invest in producing innovative approaches to reduce crime.
Innovation means understanding and explaining, through reliable data, if the changes in crime produced by the pandemic will be episodic or stable. Innovation means understanding and explaining the different forms of crime concentration, either spatial or temporal. Innovation means understanding and explaining how the changes in violence and opportunities are impacting the landscape of actors, modi operandi, sectors, and related risks. And, more than others, innovation means exploring the changes of organised, economic and financial crimes, and in illicit markets, where technology plays an essential role.
To implement this vision, we need more data, more cooperation with law enforcement and judicial authorities, international organisations, national and international policy makers and enhanced cooperation with technology providers and data analytics companies. This is not something new to us. Our portfolio of international and national projects and partnerships shows that we have analysed the relationship between innovation and crime across different topics and methodologies. Our ambition is to push even further in this direction.
“Innovation and crime” connects our past to our vision of the future. We are grateful to the many people who contributed to Transcrime’s achievements, and we are looking forward to working with those who share this vision with us.
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Second KLEPTOTRACE Training for Public and Private Organisations
“How to trace complex forms of ownership and control of assets related to corruption and other financial crimes” 8 April, 2024 | 12:30 – 17:30 CET Hybrid attendance: online (webex) or on-site (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Gemelli 1, Milan) The second training session will cover best practices, database and…
Conference: “The dynamics of criminal infiltration in the economy: risks and remedies”
“The dynamics of criminal infiltration in the economy: risks and remedies” Conference at: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan) Date: 21 March 2024 Time: 10:00-18:30 In italian Innovative methods of infiltrating the economy, emerging forms of criminal entrepreneurship, and sophisticated…
Crime&tech webinar: “TPRM and Italian companies” [ITA]
TPRM and Italian companies: best practices and future challenges in third-party risk management Webinar in Italian Wednesday 7 February 2024 h. 16.30 – 17.30 Increasingly interconnected economies, turbulent geopolitical dynamics and ever-increasing levels of scrutiny: in this context, Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) processes play…
DATACROS II – Final Webinar
Investigating corruption, organised and financial crimes with innovative data and tools Tuesday, 30 January 2024 10:00 – 12:30 CET Online Criminal organisations are increasingly using legitimate companies and adopting complex cross-border structures to cover illicit activities and to conceal money laundering, corruption and other financial crime schemes. Project DATACROS…
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
A recap of what 2023 meant for Transcrime and Crime&tech During this year, we have successfully completed more than 10 projects, including: MEDI-THEFT, PROMENADE, CSABOT, COESO, Infiltrazione Della Criminalita’ Organizzata Nel Tessuto Economico Regionale, Diagnóstico Del Marco Legal, Regulatorio, Institucional Y Tecnológico Del Registro De…
RECOVER International Seminar – Save the Date
Join us at the Project RECOVER‘s seminar on “Mutual Recognition of Freezing and Confiscation Orders: Balancing Efficiency and the Rule of Law” 📅 November 30, 2023 | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm CET 📍 Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Largo Gemelli 1, Milan 🏛️ Room…