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4th Annual conference of the European Society of Criminology

Date: August 30, 2004
Source: Computer Crime Research Center
By: Timofey Saytarly

 August 25-28, the 4th Annual conference of the European Society of Criminology was held in Amsterdam. Experts and criminologists representing different governmental, social and research organizations from all over the world took part in the work of the Conference. The theme of the Conference was "Global similarities, local differences" including various panel sessions among which was "Topics in transnational crime and corruption in Georgia, Russia and Ukraine".

Vladimir Golubev Vladimir Golubev, Director, Computer Crime Research Centre, Ukraine, took the floor with the report entitled "Problems of combating computer crimes and cyber terrorism in Ukraine".

Founded in 2001, the Computer Crime Research Center (CCRC) is an independent institute dedicated to the research of cyber crime, cyber terrorism and other issues of computer crimes and internet fraud phenomena. The CCRC is a non-profit organization composed of professionals dedicated to education in the field of computer crimes and cyber terrorism prevention and investigation. CCRC members represent Ukrainian and International researchers. From January 2004, CCRC became a part of International Anticriminal and Antiterrorist Committee (MAAK).Researches are carried out within the framework of the joint US-Ukrainian scientific-research program of the Computer Crime Research Center and the Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at the American University, Washington, DC, USA.

Louise Shelly Dr. Louise Shelley is the founder and Director of the Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC), and a leading United States expert on organized crime and corruption in the former Soviet Union. Dr. Shelley is a Professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society (School of Public Affairs) and the School of International Service at American University.

The Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) is the first center in the United States devoted to teaching, research, training and formulating policy advice in transnational crime, corruption and terrorism. Originally founded in 1995 with seed money from the MacArthur Foundation and currently funded by the United States Government and private foundations, TraCCC's fundamental goal is to better understand the causes and scope of transnational crime and corruption and to propose well-grounded policy to reduce and eliminate these problems. The growing phenomena of transnational crime and corruption present a formidable challenge to the protection of national and international security, economic development, democratic reform, and human rights. Systemic corruption in one country often contributes to crime and terror at the global level, and thus is a problem that must be faced by the international community.

Victor Dryomin Victor Dryomin, Odessa National Academy of Law, Centre on organised crime study, Department of Criminology, Ukraine. The main goal of the Odessa Center is to monitor informational, analytical and legal materials on the issue of combating organized and transnational crime and corruption. The Center presents an informational database for the scholars, practitioners, politicians and public figures, interested in the issue of combating organized crime. One of the main objectives is summarizing valuable experience in combating organized crime and formulating recommendations for more effective practices.

Natalia Lopashenko Natalia Lopashenko, Saratov Centre for the Study of Organised Crime and Corruption, Russia. The Saratov Center, housed at the Saratov State Law Academy, was established in January 2003. Since then, the Center hosted a number of national academic seminars on the general issues of organized crime and corruption, as well as a specialized conference on human trafficking. The Center has successfully hosted two sessions of its Summer School for Junior Professors in July 2003 and May 2004. The Center’s research has focused, among other issues, on corruption in Saratov universities, trafficking in human beings, antiquities and drugs, money laundering, environmental crimes, and corruption in the voting process.


Giorgi Glonti and Aleksandre Kukhianidze of the TRaCCC, Georgia. All the mentioned organizations work within the joint scientific-research program with the Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at the American University, Washington, DC, USA.

The Transnational Crime and Corruption Center - Georgia Office (TraCCC-GO) is the only research organization of the group of Georgian scholars, which connects professionals, politicians, scholars and representatives of different NGOs, as well as members of International Organizations. Georgia Office carries out joint projects and exchange of information between scientific, governmental and independent organizations of many different countries.

CCRC volunteer researchers Mohamed Chawki, University of Lyon III, School of Law, France and Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Manchester University, United Kingdom, Cairo University, Egypt also took part in the Conference.

And Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab (Great Britain) - Licence en Droit, LLM, MCI Arb. is an Assistant Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Cairo University, Egypt and a Researcher at the School of Law, Manchester University, UK. He has taught part-time at Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan Universities in England.

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