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Title/academic status: Professor (part time since 22-11-2016)

Section: Criminology

Academic field: International aspects of the social control of crime especially in the European area

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Phone: 210-9201796

Address: Panteion University, 136 Syggrou ave., GR - 176 71 Athens

Research interests: Theoretical Criminology, Criminological Aspects of the European Integration, Comparative Criminology, Contemporary Trends of the Criminal Policy and the Protection of Human Rights, Social Integration of Ex-Offenders, Epistemological and Theoretical Prerequisites for a Dialogue between Literature and Criminology

Member in scientific associations: Hellenic Society of Criminology, European Society of Criminology, Greek Society for the Study of Crime and Social Control.




  1. - Graduate level:

- “Comparative Criminology” (code nr 706)

- Seminar: “Literature and Criminology” (code nr 080)

  1. - Postgraduate level:

- Postgraduate Program «Criminology»: “Internationalization of criminal policy and protection of human rights” (code nr 32M005)


Brief CV

George P. Nikolopoulos has studied at the Faculty of Law of the University of Athens (1982) and he holds a MSc in Criminological Studies from the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (1985) and a PhD in Criminology from the Faculty of Law and Criminology / School of Criminology of the Catholic University of Louvain (1993). He is member of the Athens Bar Association (in full suspension of practising law since 22-11-2016), the Central Scientific Council for Prisons and he was also for two consecutive terms President of the Administrative Board of “Epanodos” - the Greek Official Centre for the Resettlement of Ex-Offenders under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights (2010-2016). Since 22-11-2016 he has been nominated Deputy Ombudsman for Human Rights at the Greek Ombudsman’s Office as well as responsible for exercising the competence of the “National Preventive Mechanism against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” according to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment of the General Assembly of the United Nations (OPCAT), ratified by Law 4228/2014. He has participated in many law-making committees as well as in international meetings and conferences. 


Selected publications (μέχρι 5 για κάθε κατηγορία)

Monographs (in greek)

«Interstate transfers and social reintegration of offenders in the ‘area of liberty, security and justice’», Nomiki Bibliothiki Publications, Athens, 2014.

«The European Union as a criminal policy actor: The ‘Hague programme’ and its implementation», Nomiki Bibliothiki Publications, Athens, 2008.

«State, penal power and european integration: A criminological approach», Kritiki Publications, Athens, 2002.

Articles in series, journals and volumes

«The social reintegration of ex-offenders: theoretical considerations, empirical results and social actions», The Greek Review of Social Research, Γ΄ /2005, n. 118, pp. 95-118.

«For a dialogue between criminology and literature: images of prison in Α. Camus’ 'The outsider'», in Α. Κoukoutsaki (Dir.), Images of prison, Patakis, Αthens, 2006, pp. 150-174.

“Internationalization of criminal policy and criminalization of immigrants in the ‘area of freedom, security and justice’: An overview” in “The contemporary criminality, its confrontation and the science of criminology” - Essays in honour of Prof. J. Farsedakis, Nomiki Bibliothiki, Athens, 2011, vol. II, pp. 1385-1404.

When criminology meets literature: Questions about teaching and research», in Ch. Zarafonitou, Ν. Courakis, (Dir.), Criminology: teaching and rearch in Greece, Α. Ν. Sakkoulas, Αthens – Κomotini, 2011, pp. 457 – 479.

«Criminologist as professional of the social integration: the experience of ‘Epanodos’» in Ch. M. Zarafonitou (ed.), “The profession of criminologist today: content, challenges and perspectives”, Nomiki Bibliothiki, Athens, 2012, pp. 289-305. 


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