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Since the 1980s, ‘police encounters’ have been a notorious phenomenon in South Asia, especially in India and Pakistan. Jyoti Belur, who has researched encounters in Mumbai, defines an ‘encounter’ as a ‘specific type of...

On the 8th of July 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized nearly 20 tons of cocaine on a cargo ship stopped in the Port of Philadelphia. Port seizures just...

Robert Putnam’s Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy, published in the early 1990s, is one of the most influential books in comparative politics. The book sought to investigate what factors contribute to good...

Corruption is discussed and debated in a variety of contexts, but no definitive definition of what corruption looks or feels like exists. In addition to difficulties of definition, as well as the often-politicised nature of the debates around the issue, conducting research related to corruption...

Stefano Betti is an expert on transnational criminal law and policy. In addition to being Senior Advisor at the Siracusa Institute, he collaborates with several UN entities including the UN Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the UN Interregional...

Jay S. Albanese is a professor in the Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He received the Ph.D. from the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. Dr. Albanese served as Chief of the International Center at the National Institute of...

Dr Mary Alice Young is an interdisciplinary socio-legal scholar with a background in international criminal law. Alongside teaching and administrative duties at UWE, she has achieved a growing supranational presence as a subject expert on the criminal misuse of offshore financial centres...

Felia Allum joined the Department in 2002 as Lecturer in Italian History and Politics. She did a degree at the University of Newcastle and a MSc (Econ) in European Politics and Policy at the London School of Economics. She is co-convenor of the European Consortium for Political Research Standing...

Georgios A. Antonopoulos obtained his doctorate from the University of Durham in 2006. He is currently professor of criminology at Teesside University. He has published in the areas of organised crime and illegal markets as well as ethnicity, crime and justice, and in a range of international...

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