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Will organized crime take over? PALE 2020

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During this current global threat, people do not feel secure, regardless of the country they live in. Most countries proved to be unprepared for the pandemic by demonstrating their vulnerability and instability on the world stage. For this reason, at the moment crime has high chances to become the only support for many people. In such a case will people find themselves in a new order in which society will strive to become part of criminal organizations? Historically, organized criminal organizations have their own way and capability of taking care of “their people”. It might be the case when people will search for a secure and more reliable place of residence in places where the current order and ineffective state power solves nothing. This may result in the emergence of exclusion zones with no lockdown but with the new rules.

1. Criminalization of society. Criminalization always occurs (self-sufficient organization of people with their own rules), when states manifest failure to cope with extreme situations in the face of global threats. In turn, entities established on their own without taking into account state interests and other people tend to become criminalized and/or regarded as such. 

2. Criminalization ways. How it may take place? What are the new ways of the emergence of organized crime? Is it true that crime is taking over today? What forms of crime might still appear after post-pandemic?


Prof. Antonio Nicaso (Canada)
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 Queen’s University, Italian School of Middlebury College, USA and St. Jerome’s University, Ontario.

PhD Oleg Maltsev (Ukraine)
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.

PhD Don Pinnock (South Africa)
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.


Prof. Aleksandr Sainchin (Ukraine)
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.

Dr. Athina Karatzogianni (UK)

Dr Athina Karatzogianni is an Associate Professor in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester, UK. She has an extensive record of publications and citations in disciplinary, field-specific and cross-disciplinary research outlets, and has demonstrated sustained success in securing research income from Research Councils UK and the European Commission. Her most recent book is (2018) Platform Economics: Rhetoric and Reality the “Sharing Economy”.

Dr. James Finckenauer (USA)
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

Costantino Slobodyanyuk (Ukraine)

Costantino Slobodyanyuk is head of the Scientific council of the Institute of Information security. Associate fellow of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. Editor-in-chief of the Newspaper “Unsolved Crimes”.

Papers & videos

Prof. Antonio Nicaso
Prof. Antonio Nicaso. What History Tells Us? (video)
Prof. Antonio Nicaso. What history tells us? (paper)

PhD Don Pinnock
Consequences of the pandemic on crime in South Africa (video)
Consequences of pandemic in relation to crime in South Africa (paper)

Ph.D. Oleg Maltsev
About tactics of combating the epidemic

PhD James O. Finckenauer
Finckenauer. Crime and Justice Issues and the Global Pandemic

Associate of UAS Константин Слободянюк
Проблемы деловых кругов в условиях постпандемии

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