Dr Giulia Berlusconi

BA (UniBo), MA (UCSC), PhD (UCSC)
+44 (0)1483 686973

Academic and research departments

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.


University roles and responsibilities

  • Programme Director for BSc Criminology and Sociology
  • Member of the FASS Ethics Committee

My qualifications

PhD Criminology
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
MA Applied Social Sciences
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
BA Sociology and Criminology
Università di Bologna

Academic networks


Research interests

Research projects

My teaching

My publications


Peer reviewed articles

  • Hamilton C. and Berlusconi G. (2018) "Contagion, counterterrorism and criminology: The case of France," Criminology and Criminal Justice, published online on 3rd January 2018 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895817751829).
  • Dugato M., Calderoni F. and Berlusconi G. (2017) "Forecasting organized crime homicides: Risk Terrain Modelling of Camorra violence in Naples, Italy," Journal of Interpersonal Violence, published online on 13th June 2017 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260517712275).
  • Berlusconi G., Aziani A. and Giommoni L. (2017) "The determinants of heroin flows in Europe: A latent space approach," Social Networks 51: 104-117, special issue on Crime and Security Networks.
  • Giommoni L., Aziani A. and Berlusconi G. (2017) "How do illicit drugs move across countries? A network analysis of the heroin supply to Europe," Journal of Drug Issues 47(2): 217-240.
  • Berlusconi G., Calderoni F., Parolini N., Piccardi C. and Verani M. (2016) "Link prediction in criminal networks: A tool for criminal intelligence analysis," PLoS One 11(4): e015424.
  • Calderoni F., Berlusconi G., Garofalo L., Giommoni L. and Sarno F. (2016) "The Italian mafias in the world: A worldwide assessment of the mobility of criminal groups," European Journal of Criminology 13(4): 413-433.
  • Berlusconi G. (2013) "Do all the pieces matter? Assessing the reliability of law enforcement data sources for the network analysis of wire taps," Global Crime 14(1): 61-81.


  • Savona E.U., Riccardi M. and Berlusconi G. (eds.) (2016) Organised crime in European businesses, Routledge, London.

Book chapters

  • Berlusconi G. (2016) "Social network analysis and crime prevention." In: B. Leclerc and E.U. Savona (eds.), Crime Prevention in the 21st Century, pp. 129-141, Springer, New York.
  • Berlusconi G. (2016) "Organised crime and the legal economy." In: E.U. Savona, M. Riccardi and G. Berlusconi (eds.), Organised crime in European businesses, pp. 4-15, Routledge, London.
  • Riccardi M. and Berlusconi G. (2016) "Measuring organised crime infiltration in legal businesses." In E.U. Savona, M. Riccardi and G. Berlusconi (eds.), Organised crime in European businesses, pp. 16-32, Routledge, London.
  • Savona E.U. and Berlusconi G. (2011) "Maritime piracy in Somalia: Developing new situational prevention techniques." In: J.T. Picarelli (ed.), International organized crime: The African experience, ISPAC, Milano.

Other publications

  • Dugato M. and Berlusconi G. (2015) Maritime piracy worldwide, Transcrime Research in Brief - N. 1/2015, Transcrime-Università degli Studi di Trento, Trento.
  • Berlusconi G. (2014) "Italian mafia." In: G. Bruinsma and D. Weisburd (eds.), Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, pp. 2699-2706, Springer, New York.
  • Berlusconi G. (2013) "History of piracy." In: M.E. Beare (ed.), Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice, pp. 301-303, SAGE Publications, London.