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Dr Luca Giommoni

Dr Luca Giommoni

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Email
giommonil@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4436
Campuses
2.13, Glamorgan Building
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University.

My work specialises in drug markets and any other form of illicit trafficking (e.g. human trafficking). In particular, I’m interested in the quantitative analysis of those factors influencing international trafficking and in the analysis of online illicit markets.

My work on drug markets, organised crime and cryptomarkets has appeared in the International Journal of Drug Policy, Crime and Justice, European Journal of Criminology, British Journal of Criminology, Deviant Behavior, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Social Networks, Crime, Law and Social Change, etc.

I also collaborate with the Social Data Science Lab and the Hate Lab in the analysis of online communities and the application of social network analysis to social media data.

Prior to the current appointment I was a PhD candidate at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan and a researcher at Trasncrime (2011-2015). From August 2013 to Febraury 2014, I was a visiting scholar at University of Maryland, College Park (MD), where I collaborated with Professor Peter Reuter. 

I welcome proposals from prospective Ph.D. students with an interest in illicit markets, human trafficking, organised crime and online illicit trafficking.

Biography

Employment 

2019 - present: Senio Lecturer, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

2015 - 2019: Lecturer, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

2011 - 2015: Researcher at Transcrime

Education

2011 - 2015: PhD. (Criminology), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, Italy.

2013 - 2014: Visiting Scholar, University of Maryland (MD), USA.

2009 - 2011: MSc (Applied Social Sciences), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, Italy.

Professional memberships

  • American Society of Criminology,
  • European Society of Criminology,
  • International Society for the Study of Drug Policy

Speaking engagements

Aziani, Berlusconi and Giommoni "Comparing the determinants of heroin and cocaine flows to Europe using a latent space model" Illicit Networks Workshop, London, UK, 7-8 December 2016.

Giommoni “Crowdsourcing Intelligence Data: An Analysis of the British Cannabis Market” National Open Source Intelligence and Investigations Conference, Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire, 4 – 6 October 2016

Giommoni “Scraping the Price of Weed: An Analysis of Cannabis Price Using Open Sources”, 71st Annual conference of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC , 18 – 21 November 2015

Giommoni “As Above so Below: A Social Network Analysis of the Supply of Heroin to Europe” presented at 15th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Oporto, 2 - 5 September 2015

Décary-Hétu and Giommoni “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

Giommoni, Aziani and Berlusconi “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

Giommoni, Luca “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

Reuter Peter, Beau Kilmer and Luca Giommoni “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

Publications

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2014

2013

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Offending and Victimisation (Yr 2)
  • Drugs, Crime and Society (Yr 3)

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Researching Crime, Safety and Justice

Social Data Science Lab, ESRC, £1.5M (CoI)

Illicit financial flows and illegal markets estimates, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, USD 5,842, (PI)

How Online Technologies are Transforming Transnational Organised Crime (Cyber-TNOC), ESRC PaCCS, £449,957 (CoI)

Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, National Cyber Security Centre, £81,965. (CoI)

HateLab (Centre for Cyberhate Research & Policy), ESRC, £1.8M (CoI)

A World of Trouble: Managing Terrorist and Major Violent Crime Using Open Source Communication Analytics and Research. ESRC GCRF, £7,000 (CoI).

Crowdsourcing crime-related data: A pilot study on the use of crowdsourcing for collecting data on illicit drug markets. Cardiff University Crime and Security Research Institute, £6,500 (PI).

Supervision

I welcome proposals from prospective Ph.D. students with an interest in illicit markets, human trafficking, organised crime and online illicit trafficking.

Past projects

Current PhD supervision: 

Erik Cheeks - Illicit Drug Trafficking Flows

Dasni Noragal - Money Laundering in Sri Lanka