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Georgios Nikolopoulous
Adjunct Professor, European Criminal Policy and Human Rights
The School of Law
Department of Law
Academic Qualifications
  • 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
Employment History
  • Attorney at law at the Athens Bar Association (1985-2016)
  • President of the Administrative Board of “Epanodos” – The Greek National Center for the Resettlement of Ex-Offenders (2010-2013,2013-2016)
  • «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.
  • “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).
  • «Tongues 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).
  • «Eurοpean 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 migration 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-
Research Projects
  • 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).
  • 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 Counseling 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).
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
  • 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).
Awards/International Recognition
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