LL.L (Athens, Greece), Postgraduate Studies in Sociology of Criminal Law and Ph.D. in Criminology/ Penology & Correctional Policy (Universities of Bielefeld & Freiburg i.Br. Germany); worked with the Criminological Research Group at the Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (Freiburg, Germany). Research and Courses: Social control, corrections, policing, illegal markets, ecology of crime, Sociology of Criminal Law. Member of Greek and European Scientific Societies in the field. European and international cooperation and research. Visiting research Fellow of the Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge/UK. Professional experience and activities in: Police reform, Evaluation of national drug control policies; Correctional Policy and treatment of offenders.