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Dr Anita Lavorgna 

Associate Professor in Criminology, Departmental Undergraduate Dissertation Supervisor, Concordat Champion

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Anita is an Associate Professor in Criminology within the Department of Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology at the University of Southampton.




She joined Southampton in 2015, after one year lecturing at the University of Wolverhampton.

Anita is currently leading research projects on Internet-facilitated wildlife trafficking (ESRC New Investigator Grant) and health frauds.

She welcome enquiries about potential PhD supervision in the following areas:

Research interests

Cybercrimes, serious and organised crime, environmental crime, fraudolent alternative medicine, global and comparative criminology.

Research project(s)

Internet-facilitated wildlife trafficking and health frauds

Anita is member of the ERGO Review Panel for the Faculty of Social Sciences, and Faculty Concordat Champion.

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Book Chapters



  • Allum, F., Lavorgna, A., & Zabyelina, Y. (2016). Editorial. The European Review of Organised Crime, 3(1). Editorial_13.pdf" class="link">
  • Carrapico, H., & Lavorgna, A. (2015). Editorial. The European Review of Organised Crime, 2(2), 1-5.
  • Allum, F., Lavorgna, A., & Zabyelina, Y. (2014). Editorial. The European Review of Organised Crime, 1(2), 1-4.


Anita teaches criminological theories and global criminology to undergraduate students, and cybercrimes to postgraduate students. She is a recurrent guest lecturer on cybercrimes and serious and organised crime.

In 2016, Anita won a SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award.

Dr Anita Lavorgna
Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number: 58/4058

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