Department of Justice, Law and Society
- A pioneer in the field of victimology, victims rights, and an expert in the field of transnational crime, Professor Viano is recognized internationally for his contributions to justice and human rights. He has authored countless articles and books, the most recently on transnational crime, and is also widely published in law and behavior science journals.
DegreesPh.D. New York University
- SPA - Justice, Law and Society
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Area of Expertise: Terrorism; strategic political analysis (USA and international); transnational and organized crime; international security issues; European Union and Latin American politics and business; criminal victimization (sex crimes, domestic violence, child abuse, crimes against the elderly); comparative legal and justice systems; fluency in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish
Additional Information: Emilio C. Viano, professor of justice, law, and society in the School of Public Affairs and adjunct professor of law, Washington College of Law, researches international and domestic political and business issues, justice, comparative law, and victimology. Viano, who is fluent in Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian, serves as an expert advisor to the United Nations Office of Drug and Crime Prevention, the Directorate of Legal Affairs of the Council of Europe, and the International Center of Criminal Sciences of Paris, France. He also studies international terrorism and security issues, transnational and organized crime, and crime victim-related issues. Viano is an authority on legislative crime reform, international crime prevention, drug trafficking, political and financial corruption, and criminal law trends in Europe and Latin America. He is the author of several books, including Transnational Organized Crime: Myth, Power, and Profit and countless articles. He is on the board of directors of the International Society of Criminology and of the International Association of Penal Law; USA voting member of the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation; and a member of the International Committee to Establish a U.N. World Security University and of the High Level Expert Committee of the U.N. on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Viano has received several international awards.
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