Transcrime – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Transcrime is the Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, the Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna and the Università degli Studi di Perugia. The Centre, directed by Ernesto Ugo Savona, employs an integrated approach (criminology, law, economics, statistics, sociology, forensic accounting) and performs applied research to:

  • Analysis of criminal phenomena (organised crime, economic crime, money laundering, illegal markets, urban crime. In these fields of research have been carried out many important European projects: IARM; ARIEL; OCP;
  • Evaluation of crime prevention policies;
  • Analysis and identification of criminogenic opportunities in legislation (crime proofing analysis);
  • Development of risk assessment models and crime prevention strategies for public (e.g. law enforcement, public entities) and private actors (e.g. banks, professionals, companies). To enhance the implementation of its research projects within the private sector, in 2015 Transcrime together with Università Cattolica found the academic spin-off Crime&Tech.