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 peer-reviewed journals including the European Journal of Criminology, the British Journal of Criminology, Crime, Law & Social Change, Trends in Organised Crime, and the International Criminal Justice Review. He is an associate of the Cross-Border Crime Colloquium, associate editor of the Journal Trends in Organised Crime, and member of the editorial boards of the journals Global Crime, Journal of Financial Crime, Journal of Money Laundering Control, and the British Journal of Criminology. In 2009 he received the European Society of Criminology Young Criminologist Award.