Organized crime during the COVID-19 pandemic

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In this session, Camilo Tamayo Gomez, Senior Lecturer in Criminology from the University of Huddersfield, will present the findings on his paper on organised crime governance in times of pandemic and the impact that COVID-19 has had on gangs and drug cartels in Latin America. After this intervention, Francesca Rispoli and Marco Antonelli from the University of Pisa will deliver a presentation on the topic of pandemic corruption, which explores bribery in the Italian healthcare system during the pandemic crisis. Dr. Rossella Merlino, Head of Italian Studies at Bangor University and MSCA-IF fellow at the University of Messina, will also add to the discussion presenting part of the findings of a MSCA-IF research project, aimed at investigating history, modus operandi and ethos of mafia in the province of Messina, north-East Sicily, in the time of Covid-19.

Leo Lin

Director, Institute for Asian Crime and Security - USA.

Rossella Merlino

MSCA-IF Research Fellow on mafia-type organized crime in Messina

Camilo Tamayo Gomez

Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Human and Health Sciences, The University of Huddersfield (UK). Senior Adviser in Transitional Justice for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) appointed to Colombia's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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