Centre for Criminology

Our members

Our members are at the forefront of criminology research

The breadth and variety of our interests ensures our work crosses disciplinary boundaries as we draw upon criminology, sociology, and psychology

Visiting Scholars

Rosamunde Elise Van Brakel


Law, Science, Technology and Society Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)


School of Justice Studies, Eastern Kentucky University

Avi Brisman is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), an Honorary Professor at Newcastle Law School at the University of Newcastle (Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia), and Editor-in-Chief of Critical Criminology: An International Journal.

Research Fellow

Department of Law, University of Sassari


Associate Professor

Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor

Katja Eman research is on green criminology, environmental crime, environmental justice, criminology, victimology, penology,organised crime, legitimacy of criminal justice and security institutions.

Research Assistant

Political Science and Public Administration, Ankara University


Department of Anthropology , University of West Bohemia

Petr Kupka research explores methods and techniques in social sciences, theory of state, theory of field, security politics, public administration, corruption, organized crime.

Visiting Full Professor

Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana

Nina Peršak is also the Scientific Director of the Institute for Criminal-Law Ethics and Criminology, Ljubljana (Slovenia).


Faculty of Law , Complutense University of Madrid

Ascensión García Ruiz main research is on Environmental criminal law, Green Criminology and Critical Criminology, International criminal law; Ecocide and Climate migration.

Associate Professor

Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Turin

Luca Storti is also a Research Fellow at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies in the The Graduate Center at The City University of New York.

Senior Postdoc Fellow

Department of Political Science, University of Vienna

Dr. Meropi Tzanetakis research examines how the use of digital platforms is transforming the supply chain of illicit drug markets and alters barriers to entry.

Professor of Criminology

Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University

Professor Reece Walters expertise include Green and Southern Criminology, Crimes of the Powerful, and the Sociology of Criminological Knowledge.

Senior Lecturer

ACE - Creative and Cultural Industries, UWE Bristol

Dr Woodiwiss is one of the world's leading interdisciplinary historians in the conceptualisation of organized crime and its control. His interdisciplinary research interests involve the study of organized crime, corporate crime, corruption and the attempts to control these activities – with a focus on international norm making.

University Lecturer

Institute for Criminology and Social Prevention, Charles University

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Contact us
Centre for Criminology University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Department of Sociology University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 873049