Ernesto U. Savona is professor of Criminology at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan since 2003 and Director of TRANSCRIME, Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime. Since 2003 he works as the editor in Chief of the European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, published by Springer. He was also nominated President of the European Society of Criminology for the years 2003/2004. For the term 2010/2011 he has been the Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Organized Crime of the World Economic Forum. He is the author of many books and articles.