Organized crime and Russian-Ukrainian War

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In this session, Oleksii Serdyuk and Anna Markovska will present their paper on the level of war-time organized criminal activity in Ukraine by using media reports and anecdotal evidence from Kharkiv and Odesa. After this intervention, André Duffles Teixeira Aranega will present his findings on the ‘crime-conflict nexus’ to demonstrate the interconnections between the dynamics of cross-border illicit economies and the Russo-Ukrainian conflict. After that, Mr. Aranega will provide his standpoint on emerging security implications as a result of the war. The session will conclude with a presentation by Aleksandras Dobryninas and Maryja Šupa, who will speak about how and why the issues of organized crime and criminal operandi are absent in Lithuanian public discourse.

Dina Siegel

Professor of Criminology at Utrecht University, The Netherlands and co-founder of CIROC.

Aleksandras Dobryninas

Professor of Sociology, Chair of the Department of Criminology at the Institute of Sociology and Social Work, Faculty of Philosophy, Vilnius University, Lithuania.

André Duffles Teixeira Aranega

Master's Student, International Relations Institute of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (IRI/PUC-Rio).

Anna Markovska

Associate Professor in Criminology, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) and specialised in organised crime, Ukraine, transition, police reforms and legitimacy.

Oleksii Serdiuk

Head of the Research Laboratory for Psychological Support of Law Enforcement, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Ukraine and Lieutenant Colonel of Police.

Maryja Šupa

Researcher in technology and crime at the Department of Criminology, Vilnius University, Lithuania.

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