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Dr Georgios Papanicolaou

Associate Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

Dr. Georgios Papanicolaou is Associate Professor at Northumbria Law School, UK. He has studied law and penal sciences at the University of Athens, Greece, and criminology and criminal justice at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Georgios Papanicolaou

Georgios's research has developed around the following themes:

  • the political economy of policing and security; the historical development, organisation and functions of the police in national and transnational context
  • the political economy of organised crime, studied in the context of various illegal markets, and particularly in the context of irregular migration, human smuggling and trafficking
  • policing, democracy and strategies for innovation and reform.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Migration, trafficking and the Greek economy: A comment on ‘the trafficker next-door’, Papanicolaou, G., Antonopoulos, G. 19 Apr 2022, In: Anti-Trafficking Review
  • Migrant smuggling and ICT: Research advances, prospects and challenges, Papanicolaou, G., Diba, P., Antonopoulos, G. 7 Dec 2021, Research Handbook on International Migration and Digital Technology, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar
  • Η Ελλάδα ως εγκληματολογική πρόκληση: ένα ερευνητικό σχεδίασμα, Papanicolaou, G. 1 Jun 2021, In: Antigone: the question
  • Genealogies of slavery, Boukli, A., Yanacopulos, H., Papanicolaou, G. 2020, The Palgrave International Handbook of Human Trafficking, Cham, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Human trafficking in Greece, Papanicolaou, G., Boukli, A. 2020, The Palgrave International Handbook of Human Trafficking, Cham, Palgrave Macmillan
  • ‘Illegal labour practices, trafficking and exploitation’: an introduction to the special issue, Lloyd, A., Antonopoulos, G., Papanicolaou, G. 1 Mar 2020, In: Trends in Organized Crime
  • Technology in human smuggling and trafficking: Case studies from Italy and the United Kingdom, Antonopoulos, G., Baratto, G., Di Nicola, A., Diba, P., Martini, E., Papanicolaou, G., Terenghi, F. 21 Apr 2020
  • Μετανάστευση και «οργανωμένο έγκλημα»: Aναπαραστάσεις στον ελληνικό τύπο κατά την πρώτη εικοσαετία της Ελλάδας ως χώρας υποδοχής μεταναστών, Antonopoulos, G., Papanicolaou, G. 2020, Εγκληματολογία: Περίβλεπτον Αλεξίφωτον; Τιμητικός Τόμος για τον Ομότιμο Kαθηγητή Γιάννη Πανούση, Athens, I. Sideris Publications
  • Between traditionalism and modernisation: Can reform in the Hellenic Police be led from within?, Papanicolaou, G. 2019, Police Leadership, Cham, Palgrave Macmillan
  • The digital routes of human smuggling? Evidence from the UK, Diba, P., Papanicolaou, G., Antonopoulos, G. 1 Jun 2019, In: Crime Prevention and Community Safety

Jack Snell Police Governance in a Metropolitan Area: An Investigation into Police and Crime Commissioners and the Political and Organisational Dynamics of Police Governance Start Date: 01/10/2022

Georgios is

  • elected member of the Board of the Greek Society for the Study of Crime and Social Control and member of the editorial collective of the Society's journal Antigone
  • member of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control and of the British Society of Criminology

  • Criminology PhD December 04 2008
  • Criminology MSc December 06 2000
  • Criminology LLM December 22 1999
  • Law LLB December 20 1996
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016


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