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 OCG’s 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.