CEO, The Freedom Fund
Professor of Criminology, Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Andrea Giménez-Salinas Framis is professor of Criminology in the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (Madrid, Spain) and President of the Foundation for Applied Research on Crime and Security (FIADyS).
She has been lecturer and researcher in the University of Castilla-La Mancha and University Autónoma of Madrid (Institute of Forensic Sciences and Security). She teaches postgraduate studies regularly in different Universities and is an Academic Board member of the International PHD in Criminology coordinated by Transcrime.
Andrea is the former President of the Spanish Society of Criminological Research (2009-2011). She has coordinated and participated in more than 27 national and European research projects and has been evaluator of 7FP proposals for the EU Commission. She received the Order of Merit from the Spanish police Guardia Civil (white badge) in 2016 and, with other members of the research team, the medal for the Penitentiary Social Merit in 2011.
She is an expert in organised crime in several research fields: criminal organisations, illegal markets (specially on human and drug trafficking), infiltration of the economy and political institutions by organised crime and transnational dimensions. She has also conducted research projects in other fields such as private and public security, terrorism financing, corruption and hate crimes.
Andrea holds a Phd in Law and Criminology from the University of Castilla-La Mancha and an Msc in Criminology from the University of Montreal.
CEO, The Freedom Fund
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