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Vassilis Karydis has studied in Athens Law School (BA), University College London (LL.M), University of Thrace (Law School, PhD), where he taught Criminological courses from 1993 till 2005. Today, he is Professor at the Department of Social and Educational Policy, University of Peloponnese.Visiting Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens. Deputy Greek Ombudsman (Department for human rights) since 2010.

He has worked extensively in the fields of immigrant integration and crime, youth cultures and violence, hidden criminality, prison system, justice system and delivery of criminal justice. His latest books are “Visions of Social Control in Greece. Moral Panics, Criminal Justice” (2010) and (with E. Fytrakis) “Imprisonment and Rights. The perspective of the Greek Ombudsman” (2011). Recent publications abroad are: ImmigrationandCrime” in L. CheliotisandS. Xenakis (eds) “CrimeandPunishmentinContemporaryGreece”, Oxford, 2011, and (with N. Coulouris) “Greece: Prisonsarebadbutnecessary (andexpanding), Policiesarenecessarybutbad (anddeclining)” in V. RuggieroandM. Ryan (eds) “PunishmentinEurope”, Palgrave, 2013.

Member of ad hoc Law-Making Committees at the Ministry of Public Order and Ministry of Justice. Staff member of the Academic Network “Critical Criminology and Criminal Justice Systems in Europe”, and member of the Steering Committee of the Greek “ National Committee for Human Rights”.