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Georgios Antonopoulos

01642 342392
Job title:
Professor (Research)
School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law
Social Sciences, Humanities & Law research

About Georgios Antonopoulos

Georgios Antonopoulos

Georgios Antonopoulos
Professor (Research), School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law
T: 01642 342392
Research: Social Sciences, Humanities & Law research

Professor Georgios A. Antonopoulos has conducted research for the local authorities in Britain, the British Police, the British Ministry of Justice and the European Commission. He has published widely in the areas of organised crime and illegal markets as well as ethnicity, crime and justice, and in a range of international peer-reviewed journals including the European Journal of Criminology, the British Journal of CriminologyCrime, Law & Social ChangeTrends in Organised Crime, and the International Criminal Justice Review

He is an associate of the Cross-Border Crime Colloquium, associate editor of the Journal Trends in Organised Crime, and member of the editorial boards of the journals Global CrimeInternational Journal of Cyber-CriminologyJournal of Financial CrimeJournal of Money Laundering ControlJournal of Applied Security ResearchRevista Criminalidad, and the British Journal of Criminology. He has acted as consultant to HM Revenue and Customs, the Cabinet Office and other government bodies and agencies. In 2009 he received the European Society of Criminology 'Young Criminologist Award'.

Research interests

Research interestsand areas of potential PhD supervision

Georgios' research interests include the criminality, criminalisation and victimisation of minority ethnic groups and migrants, organised crime and illegal markets. 


Recent publications

Books/edited collections

Antonopoulos, G.A. (ed.) (2016) ‘Illegal Entrepreneurship, Organized Crime and Social Control: Essays in Honor of Professor Dick Hobbs’. Studies of Organized Crime Vol.14. New York: Springer.

Van Duyne, P.C., Scheinost, M., Antonopoulos, G.A., Harvey, J. and von Lampe, K. (eds) (2016) Narratives on Organised Crime in Europe: Criminals, Corrupters and Policy. Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers.

Hall, A. & Antonopoulos, G.A. (2016) Fake Meds Online: The Internet and the Transnational Market in Illicit Pharmaceuticals. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Antonopoulos, G.A. & von Lampe, K. (eds) (2016) ‘The Illicit Tobacco Market’. Special issue of Trends in Organised Crime, 19(3&4) New York: Springer


Wang, P. & Antonopoulos,G.A. (2016) ‘Organized Crime and Illegal Gambling: How Do Illegal Gambling Enterprises Respond to Challenges Caused by Their Illegality in China?’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 49(2), 258-280

Antonopoulos, G.A. & Hall, A.(2016) ‘The Financial Management of the Illicit Tobacco Trade in the United Kingdom’, British Journal of Criminology, 56(4), 709-728
Antonopoulos, G.A. & Hall. A.(2016) ‘Gain With No Pain’: Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids Trafficking in the UK’, European Journal of Criminology doi:10.1177/1477370816633261
Manoli, A.E., Antonopoulos, G.A.& Levi, M. (2016) ‘Football Clubs and Financial Crimes in Greece’, Journal of Financial Crime. 23(3),559-573

Shen, A. & Antonopoulos,G.A. (2016) ‘No Banquet Can Do Without Liquor’: Alcohol Counterfeiting inthe People’s Republic in China’, Trends in Organised Crime, doi:10.1007/s12117-016-9296-x*

Manoli, A.E., Antonopoulos,G.A. & Bairner, A. (2017) ‘The Inevitability of Corruption in Greek Football’, Soccer & Society, DOI:10.1080/14660970.2017.1302936 *

Hall, A. & Antonopoulos,G.A. (2017) ‘Coke on Tick’: Exploring the Cocaine Market in the UK through the Lens of Financial Management’, Journal of Financial Crime. 24(2)


Hobbs, D. & Antonopoulos, G.A.(2014) ‘How to Research Organised Crime’. In Paoli, L. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Organised Crime. (pp.96-117)New York: Oxford University Press.

Hall, A. & Antonopoulos, G.A.(2015) ‘License to Pill: Illegal Entrepreneurs’ Tactics in the Online Trade ofMedicines’. In van Duyne, P.C., Maljevic, A., Antonopoulos, G.A., Harvey, J. & von Lampe, K.(eds) The Relativity of Wrongdoing: Corruption,Organised Crime, Fraud and Money Laundering in Perspective. (pp.229-252)Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers.

Antonopoulos, G.A. &Papanicolaou, G. (2016) ‘Capitalism Without License: The Greek Case’. InGasparinatou, M. (ed.) Crime andPenal Repression in a Time of Crisis. (pp.955-976) Athens: Sakkoulas.
Shen, A. & Antonopoulos, G.A.(2016) ‘Women in Criminal Market Activities: Findings from a Study in China’.In Antonopoulos, G.A. (ed.) IllegalEntrepreneurship, Organised Crime and Social Control: Essays in Honour ofProfessor Dick Hobbs (Studies of Organised Crime Series vol.14)(pp.123-139) New York: Springer.

Hall, S. & Antonopoulos, G.A.(2016) ‘Troika, Austerity and the Reluctant Resort to Criminality in Greece’.In Whyte, D. & Wiegratz, J.(eds) Neoliberalismand the Moral Economy of Fraud. London: Routledge.

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In the news

  • Greek game in crisis and Nottingham Forest's Marinakis is at the heart of it
    The Guardian, online, 26/03/2018, The Observer, p15, 25/03/2018
    Professor Georgios Antonopoulos, criminologist at Teesside University, comments on the effects political reform in Greece has had on football.

  • The 76-year-old bodybuilder who used to eat 12 raw eggs for breakfast
    iNews, 13/10/2017
    Professor Georgios Antonopoulos says the shift from industrialisation to a low-wage service economy has impacted on working men's identities and bodybuilding.

  • How doping has gone underground in Britian's high street gyms
    iNews, 29/07/2016; i (the paper for today), 30/07/2016
    Professor George Anthopoulos talks about the use of steriods in gyms

  • Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice – New Issue
    Legal Sourcery, 12/05/2015
    Match-Fixing in International Sports: Existing Processes, Law Enforcement and Prevention Strategies - Reviewed by Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Teesside University, UK