Vincenzo Ruggiero is Professor of Sociology at Middlesex University, London. He is also director of the Centre for Social and criminological Research at Middlesex University. He has conducted research on behalf of the ESRC (the Economic and Social Research Council), the British Home Office, the European Commission and the United Nations. He has worked on penal systems, organised and corporate crime, state crimes and the crimes of the powerful, and also on sociological and urban issues, social movements, political violence and war. As part of TAKEDOWN team, he is working on the quantitative empirical research and responsible for scientific dissemination.
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