Table of Contents

by Felia Allum

William J. Chambliss (1924-2014): A Fierce Fighter for Justice who Knew few Boundaries
by Jana Arsovska


Original articles

Sociology Fights Organised Crime: The Story of the Chicago Area Project
by Roberto Lombardo

Changing the Game: Addiopizzo’s Mobilisation against Racketeering in Palermo

by Carina Gunnarson

“Going Dutch”? Comparing Approaches to Preventing Organised Crime in Australia and the Netherlands

by Julie Ayling

Research notes

Drug Traffickers with Lipstick: An Ethnographic Trip to Sinaloa
by José Carlos Cisneros Guzman

Criminal Clusters: State and Organised Crime in a Globalised World
by Fabio Armao

Practitioner’s insights

Italian Mafias in the Global Economy
by Franco Roberti

Policing Crime and Terrorism in Cyberspace: An Overview
by Stan Gilmour


Organised Crime on the European Council Agenda: Political Attention Dynamics
by Leticia Elias and Arco Timmermans


This Erasmus Intensive Program—organized by the University of Catania in cooperation with the University of Bath (UK), the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (Poland) and the Masarykova Univerzita (Czech Republic)—is an advanced and high quality training programme offered to the Masters students of the Consortium Universities to promote the study of serious and organised crime and of the shifting challenges to crime prevention.

Lectures and Activities: the Summer School consists of 10 working days, including morning and afternoon sessions. Students are trained by distinguished professors, senior scholars and specialised practitioners.


The Summer School will consist of three parts:

Part I: Organised Crime Actors and Activities in the “New” Europe
Part II: National Approaches in Tackling Organised Crime Today
Part III: After the Enlargement: The Role of European Institutions in the Fight against Organised Crime

Confirmed lecturers:

Dr. Felia Allum, University of Bath, UK
Prof. Dr. Pino Arlacchi, European Parliament
Mr. Jakub Boratynski, Head of the Unit Fight against Organised Crime, European Commission
Prof. Dr. Frank Bovenkerk, University of Utrecht
Mr. Bart de Buck, Europol
Mr. Armando D’Alterio, Chief Prosecutor, Campobasso
Prof. Dr. Cyrille Fijnaut, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Dr. Philip Gounev, Center for the Study of Democracy, Sofia, Bulgaria and London School ofEconomics, UK
Prof. Dr. Dick Hobbs, London School of Economics, UK
Mr. Nicholas Ilett, OLAF, The European Anti-Fraud Office
Prof. Dr. Jörg Kinzig, Tübingen University, Germany
Prof. Dr. Edward Kleemans, Free University Amsterdam and The Netherlands Ministry of Justice, The Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Krajewski, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Prof. Francesca Longo, University of Catania
Dr. Anna Markina, University of Tartu, Estonia
Prof. Dr. Jörg Monar, College of Europe, Belgium and Sussex University, UK
Prof. Dr. Letizia Paoli, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Prof. Dr. Dirk Van Daele, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Prof. Dr. Henk van de Bunt, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Tom van der Beken, Ghent University, Belgium
Mr. Wim van de Ven, Senior Officer, Prosecutor’s Office Maastricht
Mr. Bart Vangeebergen, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Mrs. Kelly Verbist, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Prof. Dr. Frank Verbruggen, K.U.Leuven, Belgium

Ohrid Summer School 2011


Ohrid, Summer School on Organised crime 2011 “Organized Crime and New Security Threats”, 3-16 July 2011


The program includes lectures by prominent experts in the field of Organised Crime: Prof. Michael Levi, Cardiff University, UK Mr. Nikos Zarkadoulas, Analyst, Europol Dr. Tamara Makarenko, Founding Partner, West Sands Advisory LLP, UK Prof. Vlado Kambovski, University Ss Cyril & Methodius, Macedonia Prof. Federico Varese, Oxford University, UK Prof. Jana Arsovska, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA Prof. Dina Siegel, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Prof. Alexis A. Aronowitz, University College, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands Prof. Bill Tupman, Exeter University, UK Dott. Michele Del Prete, Public Prosecutor, Naples, Italy Prof. Henk van de Bunt, Erasmus University, The Netherlands Prof. Goce Naumovski, University Ss Cyril & Methodius, Macedonia Dr. Aleksandra Gruevska-Drakulevski, Ss Cyril & Methodius, Macedonia Prof. Francesca Longo, Catania University, Italy Prof. Letizia Paoli, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (tbc) Dr. Philip Gounev, Center for the Study of Democracy, Sofia, Bulgaria (tbc)


MODULE 1: The Crime-Terror Nexus
MODULE 2: Technology, organized crime and terrorism
MODULE 3: Female offenders and organised crime
MODULE 4: Money Laundering, financial crime and white-collar criminals

Organising Committee

Dr. Felia Allum, University of Bath, UK
Dr. Francesca Longo, Catania University, Italy
Dr. Jana Arsovska, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, New York, USA
Dr. Goce Naumovski, University Ss Cyril & Methodius, Macedonia
Dr. Aleksandra Gruevska-Drakulevski, University Ss Cyril & Methodius, Macedonia
Ms. Lile Zileska, University Ss Cyril & Methodius, Macedonia
Dr. Daniela Irrera, Catania University, Italy
Dr. Panos Kostakos, University of Bath, UK


The program includes lectures by prominent experts in the field of organised crime:

Opening Lecture by Dina Siegel, Professor of Criminology, Utrecht University, the Netherlands & President of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC)

Guest Lecture by Jane Schneider, City University of New York, USA & Peter Schneider, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Fordham College Lincoln center, New York, USA (authors of ‘Culture and Political Economy in Western Sicily’ and ‘Reversible Destiny, Mafia, Antimafia, and the Struggle for Palermo’)

Parallel events: roundtables with William Chambliss, Professor of Sociology, George Washington University, USA (author and editor of over fifteen books in the field of sociology of law, criminology and sociological theory including, ‘Law, Order and Power’ (with Robert Seidman), ‘On The Take: From Petty Thieves to Presidents’, ‘Boxman: A Professional Thief’s Journey’ (with Harry King), ‘Making Law’ (with Marjorie Zatz) and ‘Exploring Criminology’; past President of the American Society of Criminology and the Society for the Study of Social Problems); Francisco Badenes, Federal Police Department, Ministry of Justice, Brazil (IALEIA 2004 Professional Service Awards ‘for outstanding contributions as an intelligence analyst to the achievement of law enforcement objectives’; IPA 2006 World Police Prize), and many others…

Module A: Analysis, theories, and methods
Diana Schmidt-Pfister (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Klaus Von Lampe (Free University Berlin, Germany)
Bill Tupman (Exeter University, UK)

Module B: Organised crime in practice (empirical cases from Russia, the Balkans, the USA and Italy)
William Chambliss (George Washington University, USA)
Giap Parini (Calabria University, Italy)
Jana Arsovska (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)

Module C: Tackling organised crime in practice
Peter Klerks (Dutch Police Academy, The Netherlands)
Francisco Badenes (Federal Police Department, Ministry of Justice, Brazil)
Filippo Spiezia (Eurojust, The Netherlands)
Carmela Giuffrida (International Public Prosecutor, Kosovo & Catania)

Accommodation fee for participants: 150 EUR (Price includes two weeks of accommodation in double room with en-suite bathroom and one meal provided by University of Catania (student accommodations).

Organising Committee
Felia Allum (University of Bath, UK)
Jana Arsovska (Leuven University, Belgium)
Daniela Irrera (Catania University, Italy)
Francesca Longo (Catania University, Italy)
Diana Schmidt (University of Konstanz, Germany)


  • Editorial note: Happy 2014 from the Standing Group on Organised Crime
  • Organised crime & public sector corruption. A study from Australia
  • Georgian organised crime groups in today’s Italy
  • Researching variation in sub-national corruption. Some methodological remarks
  • Dublin System: the problematic piece of CEAS’ puzzle
  • Miscellaneous


  • Editorial noteGetting ready for the ECPR Conference in Glasgow
  • Trafficking Culture. Anatomy of a statue trafficking network
  • The shifting landscape of organized crime in Honduras
  • Towards a 21st century Mexican para-militarism? The Michoacán crisis revisited
  • Pacific Ocean fisheries and the opportunities for transnational organised crime
  • Miscellaneous


  • Editorial note: Coming back from the success of the ECPR Conference in Glasgow
  • Green Criminology and organised environmental crime
  • Cross-strait cooperation in fighting against Chinese organised crime
  • Top 5 terrorist groups 2013 (modelled on Forbes Top 5 list of Business groups)
  • Trends in post-Yugoslav organised crime
  • Organised crime as an actor in legal economy by money laundering
  • Special focus Summer School
  • Corruption as preface to organised crime
  • News & Announcements


  • New year’s resolutions. Promises and cyallenges ahead
  • Focus: Terror in Paris. Reflecting on terror after Charlie Hebdo. What now?
  • Focus: Terror in Paris. Countering terrorism in democracies. Fighting fire with fire?
  • Diplomatic practice and organised crime
  • Camorra in Montesacro. Urban and social transformation in a southern Italian community
  • A model for characterising cybercrime
  • Transnational Organised Crime. Is there value in a single globally agreed definition?
  • Book Review
  • News & Announcements
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