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Mr Dimos Sarantidis

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  • Research Student
  • Research Student
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • School of Polis, Phil, Econ, Dev, Geog
  • Development
  • dimos.sarantidis

Professional biography

I hold a BA in Law from the University of Kent at Canterbury and an LLM in International Criminal Law from the University of Sussex. Before joining the Development Policy and Practice (DPP) at The Open University, I worked for several years as a human rights lawyer in the not-for-profit sector, by providing legal aid to asylum seekers and detained border crossers in Greece.

Research interests

My current research is on the humanitarian intervention and settlement of various international actors in Greece, in the aftermath of the so-called 'refugee crisis'. Its main aim is to explore the interactional dynamics  and power relations between these actors and the local populations of Lesvos Island. My research background is on human rights, refugee law, and critical criminology.


7th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (abstracts), Juveniles, Crime and Society, vol. 1, Nov. 2008, EKNEXA publications, pp.68-73.

A Presentation of the European Group of the study deviance and Social Control’, 7th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (Abstracts), Juveniles, Crime and Society, vol. 2, May. 2008, EKNEXA publications, pp. 61-66.

The Laws of Doping in Greece: A critical analysis, in S. Georgoulas, D. Hatzieustathiou, Sports in Society and the Society of Sports, Nimertis publications, Athens 2010, pp. 293 – 304 (in Greek).

Police Culture and the Manifestation of the Phenomenon in Greece, in The contemporary criminality, its confrontation and the science of criminology, vol. II, 2011, Nomikh Vivliothikh publications, pp. 1579 – 1596. (in Greek).

A Participant Observation on Police Culture in Greece, in Georgoulas S. (editor) The Politics of Criminology. Critical studies on Deviance and Social Control, 2012 LIT Verlag, New York, London, Berlin, 303-320.

with Georgoulas S., Crime and Criminal Policy for Migrants and Refugees. A case study in Pagani, Lesvos, in Trubeta, S. (ed).The Refugee and Migrant issue, Papazisi publ. Athens, 2012, pp. 275-314 (in Greek).

with Georgoulas, S., ‘‘Migration and State Crimes: A critical criminological approach and a case study in Greece’’, The European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control newsletter, No 3, 2013.

with Georgoulas, S., ‘‘Migration and State Crimes. A critical criminological approach and a case study’’, Antigone 01/2013; anno VIII (n.1):92-109.


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