Department of Sociology
Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences,
136, Syngrou Avenue,
176 71, Athens

Building: New Building
Floor: 5th
Office: E6

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+30 210 920 1794, +30 210 88 26 295



Theoretical Criminology, Comparative Criminology, Criminological Aspects of the European Integration, Contemporary Trends of the Criminal Policy, Social Integration of Ex-Offenders, Literature and Criminology.


- Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1982)

- MSc in Criminological Studies, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (1986)

- Ph.D. in Criminology, Catholic University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) (1993)


i.- Graduate level:

- Comparative Criminology

- Criminological Aspects of the European Integration

- Literature and Criminology (seminar)

- Supervisor of the stage of the section of Criminology

ii.-Postgraduate level:

- Contemporary international trends of the criminal policy in Europe and the protection of human rights


- Collaborator at the «Project for the social reintegration of women ex-offenders» («Horizon»/«Lyssidesmi»), General Secretary for the Popular Education. Research: «Inventory of the social and demographic profile of women ex-offenders released in 1996» (1997).

- Αυτή η διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου προστατεύεται από κακόβουλη χρήση. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε την Javascript για να τη δείτε. Scientific collaborator of the research « Creation of innovatives tools for the professional formation of juvenile deviants », Project: “LEONARDO DA VINCI”, (1999-2001).

- On-going co-evaluator of the action “Development of Guidance and Counselling Services of the Research Center for Gender Equality (KETHI)” – Project: “Combating the social exclusion from the labour market” (2000-2001).

- External evaluator of the project “What works with offenders? – European networking for the identification of succesful practices in preparing ex-offenders for employment integration” (European Offender Employment Forum) funded by the European Commission under the budget line ‘Preparatory actions to combat and prevent social exclusion’ of the European Social Fund (September 2003).


  • Attorney at law at the Athens Bar Association

  • President of the Administrative Board of “Epanodos” – The Greek National Center for the Resettlement of Ex-Offenders.

  • Ordinary collaborator at the Hellenic Review of Criminology and the Criminal Justice/Criminology .

  • Member of the Hellenic Society of Criminology, the European Society of Criminology, the Groupe européen de recherches sur la justice pénale and the european research programme «Living in Surveillance Societies» («LiSS») COST Action.

  • Member of the Preparatory Committee of the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights for the transposition into the national legislation of the Council Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA of 28 November 2008 «on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law».

  • National representative at the «Round-table on Detention Conditions in the EU – preparing a Green Paper on detention issues in the EU» organised by the European Commission/DG Justice/Directorate B: Criminal Justice (Brussels, 25.1.2011).

  • Natonal expert at the «Workshop on the Status and Selection of Personnel for Prisons and Probation Services», organised by the European Commission/DG Enlargement/TAIEX (Ankara, 15-16.12.2011).


- Books (in greek)

- “The European Union as a criminal policy actor: The ‘Hague programme’ and its implementation”, Nomiki Bibliothiki Publications, Athens, 2008.

- “State, penal power and european integration: A criminological approach”, Kritiki Publications, Athens, 2002.


  • «Criminalisation de l’ immigration irrégulière et droits de l’homme dans le cadre de l’européanisation de la politique criminelle: approches criminologiques», in Annuaire International des Droits de l' Homme, vol. VI : ‘Immigration en Europe et droits de l'homme’, (in french/forthcoming)

  • “Internationalization of criminal policy and criminalization of immigrants in the ‘area of freedom, security and justice’: An overview” in “The contemporary criminality, its confrontation and the science of criminology” - Essays in honour of Prof. J. Farsedakis, Nomiki Bibliothiki, Athens, 2011, vol. II, pp. 1385-1404 (in greek).

  • «Tongue of crime, voices of man», in Polyglossia (Dir. M. V. Karra), Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, 2011, pp. 29-33 (in greek).

  • «When criminology meets literature: Questions about teaching and research», in Ch. Zarafonitou, Ν. Courakis, (Dir.), Criminology: teaching and rearch in Greece, Α. Ν. Sakkoulas, Αthens – Κomotini, 2011, pp. 457 – 479 (in greek).

  • «Eurpean citizenship and social control: aspects of inclusion and exclusion», in Panteion University – Department of Law, «Liberties – Rights – Security in the E.U.», Nomiki Bibliothiki, Athens, 2010, pp. 133-148 (in greek).

  • «The premise of security in the control of migraton flows and the meanings of frontiers in the ‘area of freedom, security and justice’», in J. Kavounides, A. Kontis, Th. Lianos, R. Fakiolas, (Dir.), «Migraton in Greece: Experiences - Policies – Perspectives», vol. Α’, Pubications of the Institute for Migration Policy, Athens, 2008, pp. 314 –327 (in greek).

  • «‘Freedom, security and justice’: the problematic boundaries of the european social control» in Ch. Zarafonitou (Dir.), (In)security, criminal policy and human rights», Α. Ν. Sakkoulas, Αthens - Κomotini, 2007, pp. 73-95 (in greek).

  • «“Beyond the state”: Aspects and ambiguities of the european social control”» in Essays in honour of Prof. Ioannis Manoledakis, vol. II, Sakkoulas Publications, Athens – Thessaloniki, 2007, pp. 1129-1144 (in greek).

  • «La construction européenne d’ un espace de liberté de sécurité et de justice: les enjeux sociaux et politiques des contraintes représsives supraétatiques », in Th.Papathéodorou & Ph.Mary (Éds.), Mutations des politiques criminelles en Europe, Groupe européen de recherches sur la justice pénale & Université de Peloponnèse, Éditions Papazissis, Athènes 2006, pp. 279 – 300 (in french).

  • «Crise de la gouvernementalité européenne: quelles implications pour l’agenda du contrôle social supraétatique? », in Th.Papathéodorou & Ph.Mary (Éds), Mutations des politiques criminelles en Europe, Groupe européen de recherches sur la justice pénale & Université de Peloponnèse, ÉditionsPapazissis, Athènes 2006, pp. 301- 325 (in french).

  • «For a dialogue between criminology and literature: images of prison in Α. Camus’ 'The outsider'», in Α. Κoukoutsaki (Dir.), Images of prison, Patakis, Αthens, 2006, pp. 150-174 (in greek).

  • «The social reintegration of ex-offenders: theoretical considerations, empirical results and social actions», The Greek Review of Social Research, Γ΄ /2005, n. 118, pp. 95-118 (in greek).

  • «Reproaches and resistances around the concept of dangerousness: from the positivist paradigm to the theories of risk», in Essays in honour of Prof. Alice Yotopoulos – Marangopoluos, vol. II, Nomiki Bibliothiki – Bruylant, Athens – Brussels, 2003, pp. 951-960 (in greek).

  • «The protection of human rights in the framework of the european integration: an ambiguous process», Criminal Justice, 2001, 4:2, pp. 177-83 (in greek).

  • «Criminological reflexions about the concept of social exclusion», in Criminals and victims in the threshold of 21th century. Collective volume in honour of Prof. Elias Daskalakis, National Centre for Social Research (ΕΚΚΕ), Athens, 2000, pp. 521-531 (in greek).

  • «Security Arrangements at the External Borders of Schengen. A View from Greece», στο: M. den Boer (ed), Schengen’s Final Days? The Incorporation of Schengen into the New TEU, External Borders and Information Systems, European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht, 1998, σελ. 105-11.

  • «Publicization of privacy and visualization of suffering in the TV programmes (“reality shows”): the phenomenology of the offences and the protection from them», Criminal Justice, 1998, 1:8, pp. 807-11 (in greek).

  • «Greece Joins Schengen», Fortress Europe?Circular Letter, no 51 (May-June), 1997, pp. 13-14.

  • Translation in greek and Introduction of L. Hulsman’s & J. Bernat de Celis’, «Peines perdues. Le système pénal en question», Νomiki Bibliothiki, Athens, 1997.

  • «Prison and local society: from correctional reform to local social networks», Hellenic Review of Criminology, 1993-95, vol. 11-16, pp. 307-325 (in greek).

  • «Crime and literature: Prolegomena to the construction of an object for research», Hellenic Review of Criminology, 1990-92, vol. 5-10, pp. 168-182 (in greek).

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