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Nikolopoulos P. George


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


Professor of Criminology at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Department of Sociology / Section of Criminology) and has also pursued a career as an Attorney at Law at the Athens Bar Association. He has studied at the Faculty of Law of the University of Athens (1982), the postgraduate seminar of Criminology at the Panteion University and he holds a PhD in Criminology from the Faculty of Law and Criminology of the Catholic University of Louvain (1993).

He has been Deputy Ombudsman for Human Rights at the Greek Ombudsman’s Office and responsible for exercising the competence of the National Preventive Mechanism under the OPCAT (2016-2021), President of the Administrative Board of “Epanodos” - the Greek National Centre for the Reintegration of Ex-Offenders (2010-2016) and member of the Central Scientific Council for Prisons (2016-2019).

His interests focus mainly on the criminal policy and the protection of human rights in the European Union, the social reintegration of ex-offenders, the criminological approach of literature, the migration question, the administration of criminal justice, etc.