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Dismembering Organised Crime: Identifying, Analysing and Countering

Organised crime connects and infiltrates all aspects of our world, often without us even realising it. It devastates lives, neighbourhoods, and local economies – and distorts political life. Though not uniquely a feature of poverty, it is a familiar characteristic of life in the 21st century.

The focus of this conference is the different manifestations of modern-day organised crime, and the ways we diagnose, analyse, and examine them.

We invite international researchers, practitioners, NGOs thinktanks and policy-makers to collectively dismember organised crime at its different levels, disciplines and countries.

We encourage the presentation of cutting-edge empirical research which intersects different disciplines and topics, and discussion about the most effective and efficient methodologies that can be used to combat organised crime.

The conference welcomes Papers from academic researchers at all stages of their career, as well as from practitioners and policy makers.

We invite Panels and Papers addressing the following topics:

  • Gangs, Organised Crime and Mafia
  • Modern Slavery, Forced Exploitation and Human Trafficking
  • Criminal Mobility
  • Politics, Corruption and Symbolic Power
  • Organised Crime, Prisons and Technology
  • Organised Crime and the European Financial Crisis
  • Freezing, Forfeiture and Social Reuse of Criminal Assets
  • Women and Children in Criminal and Terrorist Networks
  • Public Perceptions of Organised Crime
  • International and European Cooperation in the Fight Against Organised Crime
  • Organised Crime, Social Media and the Internet Generation
  • Cybercrime, Sextortion and the Internet
  • Big Data, Crowdsourcing, Spatial-Temporal and Computational Approaches
  • Environmental Crime
  • Money Laundering
  • Organised Crime and Artistic Representations
  • Organised Crime in Fiction
  • Organised Crime and Public Health

All abstracts must be in English, contain a clear outline of your argument, and, where applicable, methodology and results.

Find out how to participate

 Visit the SGOC website

Keynote speakers

Tuesday Reitano 


Tuesday Reitano, Deputy Director at the Global Initative against Transnational Organized Crime and a Senior Research Advisor at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria.




Francesco Strazzari


Francesco Strazzari of NUPI's Consortium for Research on Terrorism and International Crime in 2013 and Associate Professor of International Relations at the Pisa-based Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies.





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