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In July 2016, Brazil’s prison population numbered more than 700,000 inmates. Of those, about one third – more than 240,000 inmates – were housed in prisons in the state of São Paulo. With 45 million inhabitants, the state of São Paulo is Brazil’s wealthiest, and the country’s biggest economy. In...

Bolivia has increased the national limit for legal coca cultivation from 12,000 to 22,000 hectares. But will increased cultivation fuel the illegal cocaine trade?

In March, Bolivian President Evo Morales signed into law...

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...

Hazel Cameron is a criminologist and a lecturer of Peace and Conflict Studies within the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews. She was awarded her PhD at the University of Liverpool in July 2010. Main research interests include state crime; global elite bystanders to...

Dr Baris Cayli is a Senior Research Fellow in Criminology at the University of Derby. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Department of Culture and Society, University of Palermo. He is a Research Associate at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and Fellow of the Royal...

Eleanor Gordon is a full-time Lecturer in Conflict and Security Studies in the Department of Criminology, University of Leicester, where she has developed and delivers an MSc distance learning programme in ...

Dr. Hanson holds a joint appointment with the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law and the Center at the University of Florida. She has conducted research on participatory democratic neighborhood experiments, socialist ideology in Venezuela, civilian police reform, police...

Gernot Klantschnig is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy/Crime and Coordinator of the MA in Global Crime and Justice at the University of York, UK. His research focuses on the politics of drugs and their control, organised crime and policing in West Africa, as well as China’s growing engagement...

Tom Obokata’s expertise lies in transnational organised crime generally, and human trafficking & exploitation in particular.  He has a number of publications on these topics, the most recent one being a monograph entitled “Transnational Organised Crime: A Comparative Analysis” (Routledge...

Dr Katja Samuel is Director of Global Security and Disaster Management Limited (www.gsdm.global), a consultancy company offering specialist legal and interdisciplinary expertise across wide ranging security and disaster (risk) management issues, including...

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