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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.

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  • Constructing ‘indigenous people’ reproducing coloniality’s epistemic violence: a content analysis of the U.S. Trafficking in Persons Report, Boukli, A., Papanicolaou, G., Dimou, E. 30 Apr 2024, Modern slavery in global context, Bristol, Bristol University Press
  • The police in neoliberal Greece: Toward a radical confrontation?, Papanicolaou, G., Georgoulas, S. 26 May 2023, No Justice, no police?, Winchester, Zero Books
  • Young people and the police during the Covid-19 pandemic: the case of Greece, Papanicolaou, G., Giannaki, D. Oct 2023, Transitions on hold? How the Covid-19 pandemic affected young people’s transitions to autonomy, Strasbourg, France, Council of Europe and European Commission
  • “Νόμος και τάξη", αστυνομία και πολιτικά κόμματα μετά τις εκλογές του 2023, Papanicolaou, G. Dec 2023, In: Antigone: the question
  • 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

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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