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Dr. Tommaso Comunale

Security Program


PhD in Criminology (Doctor Europaeus), Catholic University of Milan

MA in Criminology for Investigation and Security (cum laude), University of Bologna

BA in Sociology and Criminological Sciences for Safety, University of Bologna


Tommaso Comunale is an Analyst at Center for the Study of Democracy CSD Security Program. He is involved in projects in the fields of organized crime, prevention of radicalization and violent extremism, and trafficking in human beings.

Dr. Comunale’s dissertation topic is Latin American street gangs. He has experience in policy-relevant research in criminology and criminal justice and in academic research comprising qualitative and quantitative methods. During the period 2016-2019, he worked as a researcher at Transcrime – Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime, where he conducted evidence-based research on risk factors for recruitment into organized crime and terrorist networks as part of the H2020 PROTON project. During this time, he spent five months as a visiting research scholar at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement in Amsterdam and worked as a consultant for the UNODC Global Study on Homicide 2019. Previously, Tommaso conducted research on transnational organized crime and cross-border crime in 2015 and served as individual contractor at the International Criminal Court in the Hague in 2014.


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