Transcrime is the Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan and the University of Trento. It analyses strategies for preventing and combating crime adopting an integrated approach (criminology, law, statistics, economics, forensic accounting). In particular Transcrime analyses crime phenomena in the field of organised crime, financial crime, money laundering and corruption.
Role in the project: Professor Ernesto Savona is the Director of TRANSCRIME.
Biography: Professor Savona is a professor of Criminology, with a research interest in organised crime and international money laundering. His research activity has focussed on the analysis of crime statistics, law and social change, effectiveness of legislation, organised/economic crime and criminal justice systems, crime and economics and corruption. He has worked as a consultant to the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the European Union and various national governments. Since 2012 he has been working as an expert for PricewaterhouseCoopers to produce the European Anti-Corruption Report in Italy and is a member of the EU Commission’s expert groups on “Policy needs for data on crime and criminal justice”.
Role in the project: Francesco will contribute to the development of indicators based on network analysis and to the creation of a risk assessment software.
Biography: Francesco has been an assistant professor at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan since 2011. He has been a researcher at Transcrime (Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime) since 2005. His areas of interest are organized crime, organized crime legislation, reforms of criminal procedure, crime proofing and social network analysis.
Role in the project: Martina will contribute to the collection of data for the database of legal and regulatory norms and she will contribute to the development of indicators based on network analysis.
Biography: Martina has been a researcher at Transcrime since 2013. In October 2013, she received a Master’s degree in Applied Social Sciences, curriculum Crime Sciences and Security Technologies, from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Her fields of interest are organised crime, infiltration and corruption.