Round table on organized crime and criminal traditions: Resolution

In the rapidly evolving world, all aspects of our lives and societies inevitably change, and organized crime and criminal traditions are no exception. Oppositely, usually, the criminal world is the first to react to changes, which necessitates having up to date information and understanding new tendencies and progressions.

On September 26-27, 2020, the round tables were held by the International society of expert criminologists that brought together different experts from Canada, USA, Brazil, South Africa, Great Britain, and Ukraine. The International Society of Expert Criminologists unites leading experts in criminology, criminalistics, organized crime, money laundering, wildlife crime, criminal traditions, investigators around the globe to objectively look into ongoing global issues and prognose their further developments. The goal of the International Society of Expert Criminologists is to provide up to date assessments of criminalization tendencies every three-four months and search for effective countermeasure tactics on national and transnational levels.

The following questions were the subject of round tables:

1) What are the current tendencies in criminalization on the national and transnational levels?

2) Will the post-pandemic era require new methods of countermeasures?

3) Have the prognoses stated in the previous meeting came true, and if yes in what ways?


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Oleg Maltsev - an author, criminologist, psychologist, photographer, investigative journalist. Academician of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. Founder of Criminalistics Institute and Expeditionary Corps. He is an author of numerous books in the areas such as applied history, sociology, depth psychology, philosophy, criminalistics, criminology.

Antonio Nicaso - a bestselling author, internationally recognized expert on organized crime. Author of more than 30 books on criminal organization. He is a regular consultant to governments and law-enforcement agencies around the world. He teaches at the Queens University, Italian School of Middlebury College, USA and St. Jeromes University, Ontario.

Don Pinnock - south African writer, investigative journalist, and photographer. Author of 17 books about history, politics, the environment, gangs and science. Don Pinnock is a Research Fellow at the Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town.

James Finckenauer - organized crime expert, author, distinguished Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University, former Director of the National Institute of Justice, Washington DC. Dr Finckenauer is an expert in human trafficking, juvenile and international criminal justice. Author of numerous books on Russian organized crime in the US.

Eduardo Almeida - CEO at INDRA and Minsait Brazil. He manages more than 8,500 specialists and has more than 25 years of professional experience in companies such as Alcatel, Cisco Systems and Unisys. Previously, he served as Vice President and general Manager for Unisys Corporation in Latin America. One of his main professional interests is cyber crime.

Jerome Krase - Emeritus and Murray Koppelman Professor, Brooklyn College CUNY is an activist-scholar regarding urban and ethnic community issues. With a BA from Indiana University and PhD at New York University, he writes and photographs about urban life and culture globally. His recent books include Seeing Cities Change: Local Culture and Class (2012), Race, Class, and Gentrification in Brooklyn and Diversity in Local Contexts (2017).. He co-edits Urbanities and serves on the editorial board of Visual Studies and the Journal of Video Ethnography.

Aleksandr Sainchin - Doctor of Law, Academician of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. Chairman of the Humanitarian Scientific Society. He is a lawyer, the author of many monographs and scientific works in the field of criminalistics.

Salvatore M. Amato - a recognized expert with 30 years in the field of wildlife law enforcement, including more than a decade as a senior manager with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. He served as a senior advisor to the INTERPOL Environmental Security Program and INTERPOL liaison to the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC).

Ko-lin Chin - Chinese American criminologist who was born and raised in Burma, conducted five hundred face-to-face interviews with poppy growers, drug dealers, drug users, armed group leaders, law-enforcement authorities, and other key informants in Burma, Thailand, and China. The Golden Triangle provides a lively portrait of a region in constant transition, a place where political development is intimately linked to the vagaries of the global market in illicit drugs.

Emilio Viano - president of the International Society for Criminology. President at Bellagio Forum for World Security & Social Development. He is on the Harvard University list of National Security Professors. Editor in Chief of the International Annals of Criminology (Cambridge University Press). A member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP) and of the International Society for Social Defense.