Anna Alvazzi del Frate

Research Director, Small Arms Survey

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Anna Alvazzi del Frate is the Research Director of Small Arms Survey (SAS), a project of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Before joining SAS, she spent more than twenty years working for the United Nations, at UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) in Vienna, and previously at UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute), in Italy and in Angola. She also worked as a researcher and lecturer in sociology of law and criminology at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. She is a social scientist with vast experience in applied research for evidence-based policy making. A specialist in the application of quantitative and qualitative research methods – in particular surveys on crime and violence – in developing and post-conflict settings, her research interests include firearm violence, crime and violence prevention, monitoring and evaluation, with particular attention to gender aspects.

Dr. Alvazzi del Frate holds a Doctorate in Criminology from the University of Bologna, Italy. Author of numerous articles and books, she is a member of the EU Group of Experts on the Policy Needs for data on Crime, the World Society of Victimology, the European Society of Criminology and the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS).

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Books

2007: Study on Crime and Corruption in Cape Verde, UNODC/Ministry of Justice of Cape Verde, November 2007.2004: (with J. van Kesteren) Criminal Victimisation in Urban Europe, key findings of the 2000 International Crime Victim Surveys. UNICRI.2000: (Ed. with O. Hatalak and U. Zvekic) Surveying Crime: A Global Perspective. Proceedings of the International Conference. ISTAT – UNICRI.

2000: (Ed. with G. Pasqua) Responding to the Challenges of Corruption. Proceedings of the International Conference. UNICRI-ISPAC, UNICRI Publ. No. 63.

1998: Victims of Crime in the Developing World. Rome, UNICRI Publ. No. 57.

1998: (Ed. with O. Hatalak and U. Zvekic) The International Crime Victim Survey in Countries in Transition: National Reports. Rome, UNICRI Publ. No. 62.

1997: (Ed. with N. Cirino Groccia, G.F. Marullo and L. Miracle) Crimes against the Environment: A Global Commitment. Proceedings of the International Conference. Rome, Legambiente – UNICRI.

1997: (Ed. with G. Heine and M. Prabhu) Environmental Protection: Potentials and Limits of Criminal Justice. Freiburg-Rome, Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law – UNICRI Publ. No. 56.

1995: (Ed. with U. Zvekic) Criminal Victimisation in the Developing World. Rome, UNICRI Publ. No. 55.

1994: (Ed. with U. Zvekic) Alternatives to imprisonment in Comparative Perspective – Bibliography. Chicago, Nelson Hall.

1993: (Ed. with U. Zvekic and J.J.M. Van Dijk) Understanding Crime: Experiences of Crime and Crime Control. Rome, UNICRI Publ. No. 49.

1993: (Ed. with J. Norberry) Environmental Crime, Sanctioning Strategies and Sustainable Development. Rome-Canberra, UNICRI/AIC, Publ. No. 50.

 

  • Guest Editor of Journal:

Forum on Crime and Society, Volume 5, Number 1, 2006. Special Issue: Improving knowledge on crime: towards better data.

 

    • Articles / Book chapters

(with Irene Pavesi) ‘Firearm Suicides’. Research Note No. 44. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, August 2014.

(with Glenn McDonald) ‘Introduction’ in Small Arms Survey 2014 – Women and Guns. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-7.

(with Luigi De Martino) ‘Everyday Dangers. Non-conflict Armed Violence’ in Small Arms Survey 2013 – Everyday Dangers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 7-15.

(with Luigi De Martino) ‘Non-lethal Firearm Violence’. Research Note No. 32. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, July 2013.

(with Giulia Mugellini, Irene Pavesi and Takhmina Karimova) ‘Lawful Killings’. In Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. New York: Springer, pp 2881-2892 (2013).

(with Giulia Mugellini) ‘The Crime Drop in Non-Western Countries’. In The International Crime Drop: New Directions in Research edited by Jan van Dijk, Graham Farrell and Andromachi Tseloni. Palgrave Macmillan (2013).

‘Victimization: An International Perspective’, in Victims of Crime, Fourth Edition, edited by Robert Davis, Arthur Lurigio and Susan Herman, Sage (2012).

‘A Matter of Survival: Non-lethal Firearm Violence’ in Small Arms Survey 2012 – Moving Targets. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 79-105.

(with Manasseh Wepundi, Eliud Nthiga, Eliud Kabuu and Ryan Murray). Availability of Small Arms and Perceptions of Security in Kenya: An Assessment. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, 2012.

‘When the victim is a woman’ in Geneva Declaration Secretariat Global Burden of Armed Violence 2011. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 113-144.

‘Crime and criminal Justice statistics challenges’, in International Statistics on Crime and Justice, edited by Stefan Harrendorf, Markku Heiskanen and Steven Malby. HEUNI-UNODC (HEUNI publ. No. 64), 2010. pp. 167-175.

‘Complex Crime’, in International Statistics on Crime and Justice, edited by Stefan Harrendorf, Markku Heiskanen and Steven Malby. HEUNI-UNODC (HEUNI publ. No. 64), 2010.  pp. 65-85.

‘Trends and Methodological Aspects in the International Collection of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics’, in Crime and Criminal Justice Systems in Europe and North America 1995-2004, edited by Kauko Aromaa and Markku Heiskanen. HEUNI publ. No. 55, 2008.

‘Victimization: An International Perspective’, in Victims of Crime, Third Edition, edited by Robert Davis, Arthur Lurigio and Susan Herman, Sage, 2007.

‘International crime data collection: priorities for the UN’, in Forum on Crime and Society, Volume 5, Number 1 and 2, 2006, pp. 3-20.

‘Counting Crime in Europe: Survey Trends 1996–2000’, in Crime and Crime Control in an Integrating Europe, edited by K. Aromaa and S. Nevala, Helsinki, HEUNI publication No. 44, pp. 61-72, 2004.

‘The International Crime Business Survey: Findings from Nine Central-European Countries’, European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research 10: 137-161, 2004.

(with J. van Dijk) ‘Criminal Victimization and Victim Services Across the World; Results and prospects of  the International Crime Victims Survey’, Tokiwa International Perspectives in Victimology 1: 1, 14-34, December 2004.

(ed. with J. Bule, J. van Kesteren, A. Patrignani) Strategic Plan of the Police of the Republic of Mozambique – Results of surveys on victimization and police performance, UNICRI – UNDP – Police of the Republic of Mozambique, 2003.

(with J. van Kesteren) ‘The ICVS in the developing world’, International Journal of Comparative Criminology 2(1), 57-76.

‘The future of the International Crime Victim Survey’, International Journal of Comparative Criminology 2(1), 151-161.

‘The Voice of Victims of Crime: Estimating the true level of conventional crime’, in Forum on Crime and Society, Vol 3, Dec. 2003.

‘l’Italia a confronto degli altri paesi’ (Italy compared to other countries – in Italian), in M. Barbagli, U. Gatti, La criminalità in Italia. Bologna, Il Mulino, 2002.

(with J van Kesteren) ‘Criminal Victimisation in Eastern-Central Europe’, in Crime victimization in comparative perspective, P. Niewbeerta (ed.), Boom Juridische uitgevers, The Hague, 2002.

‘Criminal Victimisation in Latin America’, in Crime Victimization in Comparative Perspective, P. Niewbeerta (ed.), Boom Juridische uitgevers, The Hague, 2002

‘Vittime della Criminalita’: bisogni e aspettative’, in La gestione dei conflitti, Torino, Regione Piemonte-UNICRI, 2002.

‘The Growth, Extent and Causes of Crime: International Crime Overview’, in Crime and Policing in Transitional Societies, Seminar Report, SAIIA International Conference on Crime in Societies in Transition, Johannesburg, 30 August – 1 September 2000. Johannesburg, KAS, 2001, pp. 69-75.

‘Surveying Crime: A Global Perspective’ (in Italian), in Giornale del Sistan, IV:10, 1999, p. 16.

‘The International Crime Victim Survey’, The Survey Statistician, No. 40, June 1999.

‘Accesso alla giustizia e prevenzione della criminalità: l’indagine internazionale sulla vittimizzazione (ICVS)’, (Access to justice and crime prevention: the International Crime Victim Survey – in Italian), in Questione Giustizia, XVII:2, 1998, pp. 409-422.

‘Un mondo pieno di paure’ (A world full of fears – in Italian), in Narcomafie, September 1998, pp. 44-47.

‘Preventing Crime: Citizens’ Experience across the World’, (English/French), UNICRI Issues & Reports No.9, 1997.

‘When the Victim is a Woman’, in Crime and Conflict, No. 9, 1997.

‘When the Victim is a Woman: Some Facts and Highlights from ICVS’, in S. Tangelder, Police Combatting Violence against Women, Apeldoorn, LSOP , 1997.

‘Project Development: Environmental protection at National and International Levels: Potentials and Limits of Criminal Justice’, in Environmental Protection: Potentials and Limits of Criminal Justice, edited by G. Heine, M. Prabhu and A. Alvazzi del Frate. Freiburg-Rome, Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law – UNICRI Publ. No. 56, 1997.

(with A. Benjamin, G. Heine, M. Prabhu and J. Norberry) ‘Environmental Protection at National and International Levels: Potentials and Limits of Criminal Justice’, in Environmental Protection: Potentials and Limits of Criminal Justice, edited by G. Heine, M. Prabhu and A. Alvazzi del Frate. Freiburg-Rome, Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law – UNICRI Publ. No. 56, 1997.

‘The Role of Criminal Law in the Protection of the Environment: the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme’ (in English/Italian), in Crimes against the Environment: A Global Commitment, edited by A. Alvazzi del Frate, N. Cirino Groccia, G.F. Marullo and L. Miracle. Rome, Legambiente – UNICRI, 1997.

(with U. Zvekic) ‘La encuesta internacional sobre victimisacion en los paises en vias de desarollo’ (The international victimisation survey in developing countries) (in Spanish), in Revista Mexicana de Procuracion de Justicia, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1996.

‘The International Crime (Victim) Survey’, in Crime and Justice in the Nineties, CRIMSA/IDASA Conference Papers, Pretoria, 3-5 July 1996.

‘The role of criminal law in the protection of the environment: The United Nations crime prevention and criminal justice programme’, in Rapporto mondiale sul diritto dell’ambiente – A World Survey of Environmental Law edited by S. Nespor, Milano, Giuffrè, 1996.

‘History and Scope of Victim Surveys’ (English/Chinese), in Development and Policy Use of Criminal Justice Information: Proceedings of the Beijing Seminar, edited by U. Zvekic, L. Wang and R. Scherpenzeel. Rome, UNICRI, Publ. No. 53, 1995.

‘Analysis of Beijing IC(V)S Results from an International Comparative Perspective’ (English/Chinese), in Development and Policy Use of Criminal Justice Information: Proceedings of the Beijing Seminar, edited by U. Zvekic, L. Wang and R. Scherpenzeel. Rome, UNICRI, Publ. No. 53, 1995.

(with U. Zvekic) ‘International Crime (Victim) Survey in the Developing World’, in Criminal Victimisation in the Developing World, edited by U. Zvekic and A. Alvazzi del Frate. Rome, UNICRI Publ. No. 55, 1995.

(with U. Zvekic) ‘An Overview of the Main Findings’, in Criminal Victimisation in the Developing World, edited by U. Zvekic and A. Alvazzi del Frate. Rome, UNICRI Publ. No. 55, 1995.

(with U. Zvekic) ‘Towards a Comparison in an International Perspective’, in Criminal Victimisation in the Developing World, edited by U. Zvekic and A. Alvazzi del Frate. Rome, UNICRI Publ. No. 55, 1995.

(with K. Egan and U. Zvekic) ‘The International Crime (Victim) Survey in Papua New Guinea’, in Criminal Victimisation in the Developing World, edited by U. Zvekic and A. Alvazzi del Frate. Rome, UNICRI Publ. No. 55, 1995.

(with A. Patrignani) ‘Women’s Victimisation in Developing Countries’, (English/French), UNICRI Issues & Reports No.5, 1995.

(with J. Norberry) ‘La protection de l’environnement par le droit pénal. Tour d’horizon: Problèmes et enjeux’ (Protecting the Environment by Criminal Law: Problems and Stakes – in French), in Revue Internationale de Criminologie et de Police Technique 45:2, 1995.

‘L’indagine internazionale sulla vittimizzazione del 1992 in Europa’ (The 1992 International Victim Survey in Europe – in Italian), in Tutela della vittima e mediazione penale, edited by G. Ponti, Milan, Giuffrè, 1995.

‘Environmental Protection at National and International Levels – Potentials and Limits of Criminal Justice: Summary of the Empirical Study’, in Environment as a Value and its Protection through Criminal Law, edited by B. Caravita, Milan, ISPAC – Istituto per l’Ambiente, 1995.

(with U. Zvekic) ‘Criminal Victimisation in the Developing World’, in Crime and Conflict, No. 3, 1995.

(with M.L. Fornara and A. Siemaszko) ‘Review of Literature on Alternatives to Imprisonment’, in Alternatives to imprisonment in Comparative Perspective – Bibliography, edited by U. Zvekic and A. Alvazzi del Frate, Chicago, Nelson Hall, 1994.

(with K. Goryainov) ‘Latent Crime in Russia’ (English/French), UNICRI Issues & Reports No.1, 1994.

‘L’indagine internazionale sulla vittimizzazione del 1992 in Europa’ (The 1992 International Crime (Victim) Survey in Europe) (in Italian), in Dei Delitti e Delle Pene, IV (1), 1994, pp. 171-190.

(with U. Zvekic) ‘Victimization Surveys in Developing Countries’, in Understanding Crime: Experiences of Crime and Crime Control, edited by A. Alvazzi del Frate, U. Zvekic and J.J.M. Van Dijk. Rome, UNICRI Publ. No. 49, 1993.

(with J. Norberry) ‘Rounding up: Themes and Issues’, in Environmental Crime, Sanctioning Strategies and Sustainable Development, edited by A. Alvazzi del Frate and J. Norberry. Rome-Canberra, UNICRI/AIC, Publ. No. 50, 1993.

(with U. Zvekic) ‘Victimization Surveys: An International Perspective’ (in Russian), in Latent Crime: Research, Policy, Strategy. Moscow, Russian Ministry of the Interior, 1993.

(with M.L. Fornara and A. Siemaszko) ‘Etude bibliographique sur les mesures alternatives à l’emprisonnement de 1980 à 1989’ (Review of Literature on Alternatives to Imprisonment, 1980-89 – in French), in Revue Internationale de Criminologie et de Police Technique 44:3, 1991.

Criminalità e devianza nelle tossicodipendenze: 1978-1988 (Criminality and Deviance in Drug Addiction – in Italian), Rome, GIRS, 1990.

Sistema Penale e reingresso penitenziario (The Penal Justice System and Recidivism – in Italian), by E.U. Savona, Rome, Ministry of Justice Publication No. 21, 1989 (data preparation and analysis).

(with R. Bisi, R. Pareschi and A. Patrignani) ‘I crimini senza vittima con particolare riferimento alla tossicodipendenza’ (Crimes Without Victims with Particular Reference to Drug Addiction – in Italian), in Atti del IV Congresso Mondiale di Vittimologia. Bologna, CLUEB, 1989.

(with U. Leone) ‘Analyse sur les avantages et limites des ‘coûts du crime’‘ (Potentials and Limits of the ‘Costs of Crime’ Analysis- in French), in Revue Internationale de Criminologie et de Police Technique 42:4, 1989.

(with E.U. Savona) Previsioni della criminalità e strumenti informatici (Crime Forecasts and Computer Instruments – in Italian), Rome, CED, 1988.

‘Analisi dei dati sull’applicazione della legge 13/9/82 n.646 (Rognoni-La Torre)’ (Analysis of Data on the Application of Law No. 646 of 13/9/1982 – in Italian), in La legge antimafia tre anni dopo,  edited by G. Fiandaca and S. Costantino, Milan, Angeli, 1986.