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Dr. Tommaso Comunale

Analyst
Security Program

Education

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

Biography

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.

Selected publications

Reports

  • Andrighetto, G., Paolucci, M., Paus, A., Szekely, A, Trussardi, P., Calderoni, F., Campedelli, G. M., Comunale, T., ... & Weisburd, D. (2019). Development of Agent Based Simulations of OCTN. PROTON Project. European Commission, Horizon 2020 Programme.
  • UCSC-Transcrime et al. (2017). Report on Factors Relating to OC. PROTON Project. European Commission, Horizon 2020 Programme.
  • UNODC. (2019). Global Study on Homicide 2019. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

Book chapters

  • Comunale, T., Calderoni, F., Marchesi, M. E., et al. (2020). Systematic Review of the Social, Psychological and Economic Factors Relating to Involvement and Recruitment into Organized Crime. In D. Weisburd, E. U. Savona, B. Hasisi, F. Calderoni (Eds.), Understanding Recruitment to Organized Crime and Terrorism. Springer.
  • Savona, E. U., Calderoni, F., Campedelli, G. M., Comunale, T., et al. (2020). The Criminal Careers of Italian Mafia Members. In D. Weisburd, E. U. Savona, B. Hasisi, F. Calderoni (Eds.), Understanding Recruitment to Organized Crime and Terrorism. Springer.

Journal articles

  • Calderoni, F., Campedelli, G., Comunale, T., et al. (2020). Recruitment into organised criminal groups: A systematic review. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice, 583. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.
  • Calderoni, F., Superchi, E., Comunale, T., et al. (2019). PROTOCOL: Organised crime groups: A systematic review of individual-level risk factors related to recruitment. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 15 (1–2), e1022.
  • Campedelli, G. M., Calderoni, F., Comunale, T., et al. (2019). Life-Course Criminal Trajectories of Mafia Members. Crime & Delinquency, 1–31.

 

Languages

Italiano, English, Español

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