President
International Society of Criminology

 

Areas of Expertise
Terrorism, US Foreign Policy, International Law

Region of Focus
North America,Latin America and the Caribbean,Europe,East Asia and the Pacific

Background
Emilio C. VIANO has earned several law degrees in the U.K. and U.S., a M.A. at the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. at New York University where he graduated with the additional recognition of “University Scholar” (summa cum laude).

He has been Professor at American University’s School of Public Affairs, the Washington College of Law and other universities worldwide, including the Inter-American Defense College, the University of Paris V and X, the University of Bologna and others. He is President of the International Society for Criminology; Board Member of the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP) & of the International Society of Social Defense (SIDS); & Voting Member, representing the U.S., at the International Penal & Penitentiary Foundation.

Presently, he serves on the Steering Committee of the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development at the World Bank and Co-leader of the Working Group on Empowerment and Equity for Diverse Communities. He has also served as Senior Consultant to the funded project on Preventing and Combating Cybercrime at the World Bank’s Legal Vice-Presidency (2015-16). In addition he is also President of the international group, Bellagio Forum for Security and Development.

He has received many awards, including, in 2012, the “Hans Von Hentig” Medal, the highest recognition of the World Society of Victimology awarded only every 4 years. He has also been a recipient of Fulbright Scholar awards. He was the Program Chair of the 17th World Congress of Criminology held in Mexico 10-14 August 2014 (1,700 registered participants), and General Reporter on Cybercrime for the International Association of Penal Law. He also organized and directed an expert group on Female Migration to ISIS that met in Venice, Italy in 2016. Recently, he was Program Chair of the 18th World Congress of Criminology, held in the New Delhi region, India during December 2016 actually organizing the scientific program of the event.

Dr. Viano has published extensively in the field of criminology, criminal justice, international criminal law, terrorism and cybercrime. He is a recognized political analyst interviewed regularly on CNN Spanish, Voice of America, CCTV, UNIVISION, NTN24, RCN, Telemundo and various radio stations and newspapers in the USA and abroad.

See also https://intercrim.com

Recent Publications
Female Migration to ISIS: Dynamics, Justifications, and the Social Media. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2018, In press

Innovaciones en Seguridad Ciudadana en Latino America y el Caribe, under contract, publisher: Themis (Bogota’ and Mexico City)
Cyber Crime, Organized Crime and Societal Responses, Springer, 2016.

Mother Earth is Tired: Environmental and Corporate Crimes in the International Extractive Industry. Venice, Italy: IUSVE Editrice, 2014

Transnational Organized Crime: Myth, Power and Profit. Carolina Academic Press, 2003

Global Organized Crime and International Security: Confronting a Growing Transnational Threat. Aldershot UK/Singapore/Sydney: Ashgate Dartmouth International Publishing, 1999.

Viano, E.C., Defendants and Detainees with Psychiatric Disturbances in the Criminal Process and in the Prison System in the U.S.A.; chapter in edited
volume, Piet Van Kempen (editor), to be published in 2018 by Intersentia.

Viano, E.C. , “Exploiting natural riches versus indigenous rights: a comparative analysis the role of the courts in advancing social & economic equity”. In press,
World Bank Legal Review, vol. 9 (2018)

Viano, E.C., “Women in Prison: A Systemic Examination of Correctional Practices in the U.S.A.” in P.H.P.H.M.C. van Kempen & M.J.M. Krabbe (eds.), Women in Prison. The Bangkok Rules and Beyond / Femmes en prison. Les règles de Bangkok et au-delà, Cambridge/Antwerp/Portland: Intersentia, 2017, 817-840.

Viano, E.C., “Today’ Growing Terrorism: Recognizing Its Real Causes For Effective Prevention & Successful Defense,” International Criminal Law Review, China, 2016.

Viano, E.C. “Life in Prison Without Possibility of Parole: The Equivalent of the Death Penalty,” Acta Criminologiae et Medicinae Legalis Japonica, 81:4 (2015)

Viano, E.C. “The Curse of Riches: Sharing Nature’s Wealth Equitably?”, World Bank Law Review, Improving Delivery in Development : The Role of Voice, Social Contract, and Accountability, vol. 6 (2015): 215-237

Viano, E.C. “Crimes of Conquest, Greed and Exploitation: Extractive Industries and Indigenous Rights in Conflict,” Toward Scientific Criminal Law Theories,
Beijing, China: Law Press China, 2015: 959-999.

Viano, E.C. “The Search for Opportunity & Inclusion: Insecurity & Migration”, World Bank Legal Review, Fostering Development Through Opportunity:, Inclusion and Equity, vol. 5 (2014): 211-230.