Balkan Crime – Organised, Corrupt & State-Capturing

Balkan Criminology and the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime jointly organise a scientific panel at the forthcoming 2020 conference of the European Society of Criminology on the topic of organised crime, corruption and criminal state capture in Southeast Europe. On September 11th between 13,00 and 14,15 prominent scholars and renown experts will be discussing most recent findings on and innovative approaches to organised crime and its research. Register HERE to view the panel – for further conference information check out the ESC 2020 webpage.

The panel will be chaired by Anna-Maria Getos Kalac, Head of Balkan Criminology and hosted by the corresponding ESC Working Group, whereas the following topics will be discussed:

  • Main Challenges of Organized Crime and Corruption in the Western Balkans (Ugljesa Zvekic, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime)
  • Corruption and Anti-Corruption in the Western Balkans (Suncana Roksandic, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime/Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb)
  • Organised Crime & Criminal State Capture – Connecting the Dots Between News Headlines, Indictments and Scientific Research (Anna-Maria Getos Kalac, Balkan Criminology, Zagreb University’s Faculty of Law in coop. with Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime)
  • Hotspots of Organized Crime in the Western Balkans (Fabian Zhilla and Walter Kemp, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime)

We look forward to this most important event and invite all interested scholars and
practitioners to join the discussion
in a combined effort to broaden our knowledge on the threats of organised crime in the Balkans, so that we may hopefully contribute to its better understanding as a precondition to its prevention and repression.