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Dr Alice Rizzuti

Dr Alice Rizzuti

Lecturer in Criminology

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Criminology, Sociology and Policing

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Essex)

Summary

Dr Rizzuti is a lecturer in Criminology at the School of Criminology, Sociology and Policing. Before joining the School, Alice worked at the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex, where she completed her PhD in Criminology with a study on food crime and the involvements of organised crime and mafia-type groups in the food supply chain in England and Italy. From April 2020 to May 2021, she worked as a Research Associate for the project 'C.R.I.M.E. - Countering Regional Italian Mafias Expansion' (sponsored by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account at the University of Essex and in privileged partnerships with Eurojust Italian Desk and Operations and Europol). Moreover, from July 2021 to December 2021, she worked as a Research Fellow in the N8PRP funded project ‘Tackling the Developing World of OCGs through a multiagency strategy’.

Before starting her PhD, she completed a five-year degree in law at the University of Palermo (Italy) and a second-level postgraduate master (Italian qualification) in studies on corruption and organised crime at the University of Pisa (Italy).

Her expertise lies in the field of organised crime and mafia studies, green criminology and environmental crimes, crimes of the powerful/corporate crime, and comparative criminology and criminal justice.

UG modules:

Development of Criminological Theory

Crime, Deviance and Society

Becoming a Criminologist

PGT modules:

Doing Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Global Issues in Criminal Justice and Crime Control

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

The Food Industry

Rizzuti, A. (in press). The Food Industry. In Y. Zabyelina, & K. L. Thachuk (Eds.), The Private Sector and Organized Crime : Criminal Entrepreneurship, Illicit Profits, and Private Sector Security Governance. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003198635

Journal Article

Antimafia cross-border: conceptual and procedural asymmetries in the fight against Italian mafias in Europe

Sergi, A., & Rizzuti, A. (in press). Antimafia cross-border: conceptual and procedural asymmetries in the fight against Italian mafias in Europe. Policing, Article paac047. https://doi.org/10.1093/police/paac047

Organised food crime: an analysis of the involvements of organised crime groups in the food sector in England and Italy

Rizzuti, A. (in press). Organised food crime: an analysis of the involvements of organised crime groups in the food sector in England and Italy. Crime, Law and Social Change, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10611-021-09975-w

Food Crime: A Review of the UK Institutional Perception of Illicit Practices in the Food Sector

Rizzuti, A. (2020). Food Crime: A Review of the UK Institutional Perception of Illicit Practices in the Food Sector. Social Sciences, 9(7), Article 112. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9070112

Research interests

Dr Rizzuti's interests and specialism lie in the fields of food crime (harmful and criminal practices taking place in the food systems and food supply chains, food fraud, food safety, food security), organised crime and mafia (activities, groups and structures, mobility, cross border judicial and police cooperation), crimes of the powerful/corporate and white collar crime, comparative criminal justice and comparative criminology.

Postgraduate supervision

Food crime

Environmental crime

Organised crime

Mafia

Corporate crime

Comparative criminal justice

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