Dr Sergio Lo Iacono

Department of Sociology and Criminology
Dr Sergio Lo Iacono
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  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872693

  • Location

    5A.313, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Fridays 11am to 1 pm

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Experimental Sociology

Open to supervise

Climate Change

Open to supervise

Social Cohesion

Open to supervise

Social Networks

Open to supervise

Quantitative Methods

Open to supervise


Open to supervise

Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Migration

Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Introduction to Crime, Law and Society (SC104)

  • Career Development and Making a Difference (SC199)

  • Researching the Real World: Quantitative Approaches to Studying Crime and Society (SC202)

  • Modelling Crime and Society (SC385)


Journal articles (12)

Lo Iacono, S., Przepiorka, W., Buskens, V., Corten, R., van Assen, M. and van de Rijt, A., (2023). The competitive advantage of sanctioning institutions revisited: A multilab replication.. PNAS Nexus. 2 (5), pgad091-

Ermisch, J., Gambetta, D., Lo Iacono, S. and Sonmez, B., (2023). Trust and Strength of Family Ties: New Experimental Evidence. Social Psychology Quarterly. 86 (2), 195-207

Sonmez, B. and Lo Iacono, S., (2022). Other-Regarding Behaviors and Attitudes toward Asylum Seekers. Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World. 8, 1-14

Lo Iacono, S. and Daniel Dores Cruz, T., (2022). Hostile media perception affects news bias, but not news sharing intentions.. Royal Society Open Science. 9 (4), 211504-

Wu, J., Számadó, S., Barclay, P., Beersma, B., Dores Cruz, TD., Lo Iacono, S., Nieper, AS., Peters, K., Przepiorka, W., Tiokhin, L. and Van Lange, PAM., (2021). Honesty and dishonesty in gossip strategies: a fitness interdependence analysis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 376 (1838), 20200300-

Lo Iacono, S. and Sonmez, B., (2021). The Effect of Trusting and Trustworthy Environments on the Provision of Public Goods. European Sociological Review. 37 (1), 155-168

Lo Iacono, S., Przepiorka, W., Buskens, V., Corten, R. and van de Rijt, A., (2021). COVID-19 vulnerability and perceived norm violations predict loss of social trust: A pre-post study. Social Science and Medicine. 291, 114513-114513

SANCHEZ PARRA, T. and LO IACONO, S., (2020). (Re)Productive Discourses: Media Coverage of Children Born of War in Colombia. Bulletin of Latin American Research. 39 (1), 22-36

Lo Iacono, S., (2019). Law-breaking, fairness, and generalized trust: The mediating role of trust in institutions. PLOS ONE. 14 (8), e0220160-e0220160

Lo Iacono, S. and Quaranta, M., (2019). Contextual Economic Conditions, Institutions and Social Trust: Trends and Cross-National Differences in Europe, 2002-2017. Polis

Lo Iacono, S., (2018). Does community social embeddedness promote generalized trust? An experimental test of the spillover effect. Social Science Research. 73, 126-145

Demireva, N. and Lo Iacono, S., (2018). Returns to Foreign and Host Country Qualifications: Evidence from the US on the Labour Market Placement of Migrants and the Second Generation. Social Inclusion. 6 (3), 142-152

Books (1)

Barradas de Freitas, R. and Lo Iacono, S., (2021). Trust Matters Cross-Disciplinary Essays. Hart Publishing. 9781509935253

Book chapters (1)

Lo Iacono, S. and Testori, M., (2021). Who are We Trusting? A Category-Based Formalisation of Trust. In: Trust Matters Cross-Disciplinary Essays. Editors: Barradas de Freitas, R. and Lo Iacono, S., . Hart Publishing. 35- 54. 978-1-50993-525-3

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5A.313, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Fridays 11am to 1 pm

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