Georgios A. Antonopoulos is Professor of Criminology and Director of Criminological Research at the Centre for Crime, Harm Prevention and Security. He has conducted research for the British Police, the British Ministry of Justice, the European Commission, the Centre for the Study of Democracy (Bulgaria) and Barnardo’s. He is an associate of the Cross-Border Crime Colloquium, editor-in-chief of the journal Trends in Organised Crime, and member of the editorial boards of the journals Global Crime, Journal of Financial Crime, Journal of Money Laundering Control and the British Journal of Criminology.

From 2010 to 2014 he was Chair of the NE branch of the British Society of Criminology, and in 2014 he served as executive director of the International Association for the Study of Organised Crime (IASOC). He has acted as advisor to the ‘Intelligence and Risk’ Team of the HMRC (HM Revenue & Customs) and as expert for the Cabinet Office, the Foreign Office, and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

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Georgios Antonopoulos


Teesside University

Professional Title

Professor of Criminology


  • Europe and Central Asia




  • ‘Organised crime’/ Illegal markets
  • Criminal finances
  • Corruption
  • Criminal policy

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