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Academic Biography

Dr. Georgios Papanicolaou is Reader in Criminology at Teesside University, UK. He has studied law and penal sciences at the University of Athens, Greece and criminology and criminal justice at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Georgios has worked at Teesside since 2008 and has been actively involved in research and teaching since.

Summary of Research Interests

Georgios's research has developed around the following themes:

  • The political economy of policing and security; the historical development, organisation and functions of the police in national and transnational context.
  • The political economy of organised crime, studied in the context of various illegal markets, and particularly in the context illegal migration, human smuggling and trafficking.
  • Policing, democracy and strategies for innovation and reform.

Research Projects & External Funding

British Academy Small Project grant ‘Colonial state,society and the underground economy in Italian Rhodes 1912–1943’ – Grant holder and Primary Investigator.  Ref: SG132031, 2014-2016.

PhD and Research Opportunities

Georgios would welcome applications from potential Ph.D candidates aiming to conduct theoretical and empirical research relating to his research interests.

External Roles and Professional Activities

  • Member of the Board of the Greek Society for the Study of Crime and Social Control
  • Member of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, British Society of Criminology, Hellenic Society of Criminology, International Association for the Study of Organised Crime
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Trends in Organised Crime

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Research Output

  • Technology in human smuggling and trafficking: case studies from Italy and the United Kingdom

    Papanicolaou, G., Antonopoulos, G., Diba, P., Baratto, G., Di Nicola, A., Martini, E. & Terenghi, F., 21 Apr 2020, Springer. 92 p. (SpringerBriefs in Criminology)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Μετανάστευση και «οργανωμένο έγκλημα»: Aναπαραστάσεις στον ελληνικό τύπο κατά την πρώτη εικοσαετία της Ελλάδας ως χώρας υποδοχής μεταναστών

    Translated title of the contribution: Immigration and "organized crime": Representations in the Greek press during the first twenty years of Greece as a host country for immigrantsAntonopoulos, G. & Papanicolaou, G., 2020, Εγκληματολογία: Περίβλεπτον Αλεξίφωτον; Τιμητικός Τόμος για τον Ομότιμο Kαθηγητή Γιάννη Πανούση. Χ, Τ. (ed.). Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Σιδέρη

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    The digital routes of human smuggling? Evidence from the UK

    Diba, P., Papanicolaou, G. & Antonopoulos, G., 26 Mar 2019, In : Crime Prevention and Community Safety. 21, 2, p. 159-175 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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