Expression of Interest

Contact Person/Scientist in Charge

  • Name and surname: Anabel Cerezo
  • Email: aicerezoSPAMFILTER@uma.es

Universidad de Málaga

Department / Institute / Centre

  • Name: Universidad de Málaga - Andalusian Institute of Criminology
  • Address: Edificio Institutos de Investigación. Campus de Teatinos s/n. 29071 Málaga
  • Province: Málaga

Research Area

  • Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Málaga (UMA, Universidad de Málaga) is a public university established in 1972. With more than 36,000 students and 2,300 lecturers / teachers, the UMA offers 62 degree courses, 22 doctoral programmes, more than 60 master’s Degrees, and more than 80 internal degrees and 100 courses throughout the academic year. Teaching takes place in 26 centres by appointed lecturers in 81 departments distributed over two campuses.
About 278 research groups are actively involved in national and international research projects, and in public-private collaborative contracts. The patent portfolio includes about 240 active patents; up to 500 research agreements and contracts are yearly signed with a variety of business and private organization. So far, UMA has participated in more than 100 international research projects, among which 46 were funded by FP7, 14 by Horizon 2020, and up to now, 8 projects have been coordinated.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group (including URL if applicable):

The Andalusian Interuniversity Institute of Criminology is a university centre of scientific and technical research, as well as a place for academic specialisation, that undertakes its activities within the criminal law, penitentiary, criminology and criminal policy fields. 

The convenience of approaching crime from its causes and with a focus on preventing future criminal behavior explains why lawyers, psychologists, social workers, policemen, doctors, journalists and other professionals from a wide range of fields find in the interdisciplinarity of Criminology an ideal instrument for their professional improvement and promotion, as well as for joining the new services that our advanced society is continuously creating (victim assistance offices, teams of technical experts in penitentiary institutions, attention to marginalized groups, children reform services, etc.).

 The Malaga Section of the Andalusian Interuniversity Institute of Criminology started offering its courses during the academic year 1992/1993, and ever since then we have been both improving and widening our academic offer.

Project description:

The candidate will be able to participate in any of the working groups that currently exist in our Institute:

  1. The Crime Observatory (Observatorio de la Delincuencia, ODA) is now focused on the study of the relation between criminality and the touristic phenomenon (http://www.oda.uma.es/ingles/index.php).
  2. The Criminal Law-Making Policy Working Group aims to build a scientific debate forum gathering experiences and information to study how criminal legislative decisions are taken and how they could be improved (http://www.esc-eurocrim.org/index.php/activities/working-groups/54-criminal-law-making-policy).
  3. The G-CrimTEC is an interdisciplinary research group whose main objective is the analysis of the application of new technologies in the commission, detection, prosecution, prevention and control of crime (https://www.uma.es/grupo-de-investigacion-g-crimtec/).
  4. OCSPI (Observatorio Criminológico del Sistema Penal ante la inmigración) In recent years, our team have detected areas of improvement in the response of the Spanish crime control system in relationship towards the migrant population. This finding has led us to create an institution to specifically do research in this field (https://ocspi.wordpress.com/about-the-ocspi/).
  5. RIMES is the acronym of a research project whose objective is to develop an instrument for measuring the social exclusion generated by criminal justice policy in Western developed countries. To create this tool for international comparison, the project uses the theoretical model developed in the previous R&D project “The Evolution of Western Criminal Justice Policy in a World of Increasing Social Exclusion (https://rimesproject.wordpress.com/).

Applications

All candidates must send an email to our Director, Anabel Cerezo (aicerezo@uma.es), with their CV, stating and motivating their interest in one of our different working groups. Being interested in more than one group is acceptable but a priority order must be declared.

 Applications must be sent before July 26th.

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