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Mr Dimos Sarantidis

Profile summary

  • 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 focusing on Greece and specifically on the intervention of NGOs and other surveillance bodies after the so called “refugee crisis”. I am exploring their role, and the effects this intervention has on local communities. My research background is on human rights and refugee law, critical criminology and the notion of “police culture” in Greece.


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 immigrants and refugees. A case study in Pagani, Lesvos, in Trubeta, S. (ed).The Refugee and Migrant issue, Papazisi publ. Athens, 2012, pp 275-314 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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