Programme

Illicit Networks Workshop

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Edward Kleemans (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Prof. Dr. Edward R. Kleemans Vice-Dean and Director of Research of the Faculty of Law and Full Professor at the VU School of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Serious and Organized Crime and Criminal Justice). His research focuses on organized crime, including cybercrime, drug trafficking, human smuggling, human trafficking, fraud and money laundering, social organization, embeddedness, and the interaction between offenders and the criminal justice system (including policing issues). From 1996 to 2013 he coordinated the Dutch Organized Crime Monitor (OCM), a systematic, continuing research programme of WODC, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam into the nature of organized crime in the Netherlands, based upon intensive analysis of large-scale police investigations. The Dutch Organized Crime Monitor is considered a landmark study in the field of organized crime.

Dr David C. Pyrooz (University of Colorado Boulder, US)

Dr David C. Pyrooz, PhD, is Associate Professor of Sociology and Faculty Associate of Problem Behavior and Positive Youth Development at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder.  He received his Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Arizona State University, where he was a Graduate Research Fellow of the National Institute of Justice. His research interests are in the areas gangs and criminal networks, incarceration and reentry, developmental and life-course criminology, and criminal justice policy and practice. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Google Ideas, and the Charles Koch Foundation. He has authored nearly 90 scholarly works, including Confronting Gangs: Crime and Community (Oxford, 2014), The Wiley Handbook of Gangs (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), a 2016 white paper for the National Institute of Justice on gang affiliation and restrictive housing in U.S. prisons, and Competing for Control: Gangs and the Social Order of Prison (Cambridge University Press, 2019). He has written opinion editorials that have appeared in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, St. Louis Post-DispatchMinneapolis Star Tribune, and The Crime Report, and was the recipient of the inaugural New Scholar Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in 2015 and Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology in 2016.

Prof Maura Conway (Dublin City University, Ireland)

Dr. Maura Conway is Senior Lecturer in International Security in DCU’s School of Law and Government and Principal Investigator on VOX-Pol, a 5-year EU-funded project on violent online political extremism. Dr. Conway’s principal research interests are in the area of terrorism and the Internet, including academic and media discourses on cyberterrorism, the functioning and effectiveness of violent political extremist online content, and violent online radicalisation. She is the author of over 40 articles and chapters in her specialist area(s). Her research has appeared in, amongst others, Current History, Media, War & Conflict, Parliamentary Affairs, and Social Science Computer Review. She has presented her findings before the United Nations in New York, the Commission of the European Union in Brussels, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London, and elsewhere.

Click below to view previous Illicit Networks past programmes:
2019: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2018: Seattle, Washington
2017: Adelaide, South Australia
2016: London, United Kingdom
2015: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2014: Adelaide, South Australia
2013: Los Angeles, California
2012: Vancouver, Canada
2011: Cardiff, Wales

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