Dr Luca Giommoni
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- 2.13, Glamorgan Building
I am a Lecturer in Criminology and I joined the Cardiff School of Social Science in September 2015. My fields of interest include drug policy, drug trafficking, organised crime and online illicit markets. Before joining Cardiff University I was a PhD candidate at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan and a researcher at Trasncrime (2011-2015). From August 2013 to February 2014 I was a visiting scholar and research assistant at the University of Maryland, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
- American Society of Criminology,
- European Society of Criminology,
- International Society for the Study of Drug Policy
Previous academic positions
- PhD candidate at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan and Researcher at Transcrime,
- Visiting scholar and research assistant at University of Maryland
“As Above so Below: A Social Network Analysis of the Supply of Heorin to Europe” presented at 15th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Oporto, 2 - 5 September 2015
“Operation Onymous and tangible effects: displacement in the dark net drug markets” presented at 9th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy, Ghent, 20 – 22 May 2015
“Not All Roads Lead to Rome: A Social Network Analysis of the Opiate Trafficking along the Balkan Route” presented at 9th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy, Ghent, 20 – 22 May 2015
“Explaining the decline of heroin and cocaine price in the European countries: an empirical approach” presented at 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, 19th - 22rd November 2014, San Francisco, USA.
“What can be learned from cross-national comparisons of data on illegal drugs?” presented at 8th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy, Rome, 21 – 23 May 2014
I convene the modules "Criminological Practice" (Year 3), "Responses to Crime, Safety, and Justice" (MSc) and I also contribute to the modules of "Foundations of Contemporary Criminology" (Year 1) and "Researching Crime, Safety, and Justice" (MSc)
In light of the current debate of drug regulation, I have focused my research on the study of drug markets and drug policy. My PhD dissertation analyse which factors drove the price decline of illicit drugs in Europe in the last twenty years while my work with Peter Reuter (University of Maryland) and Beau Kilmer (RAND Corporation) assesses the comparability of drug-related indicators across countries. Recently I have also also been working on online illicit markets and in particular on the sales of illicit drugs on cryptomarkets.