Riccardo Montana

Lecturer in Law, City, University of London

Dr. Riccardo Montana joined The City Law School in September 2011 and he is the coordinator for the PhD Seminars series and the Co-Director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Research. Riccardo is the module leader of the LL.B3 elective course Criminal Justice; and he also teaches the LL.B1 core modules of Criminal Law and English Legal System. He previously taught at Kingston University, Cardiff University and Cambridge University, Homerton College. Riccardo held a visiting lectureship at the University of Macerata.

Riccardo completed his LLB at the University of Pavia in 2003, and was awarded an LL.M in European Legal Studies from Cardiff University in 2005. He received his PhD degree in Comparative Criminal Justice from Cardiff University in 2009.

Riccardo's areas of research are Comparative Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice and Socio-Legal Studies. He is particularly interested in the concept of legal culture and how crime control agencies respond and adapt to legal and social dynamics in postmodern societies. Riccardo is also interested in the interactions between globalisation and criminal justice and how and if legal concepts travel between different legal systems.

Riccardo has created and runs the Crime Justice and Society research group at the City Law School. This research group was established to research and examine issues relating to the interactions between the law, its application and representation (for example in the media) and the agencies dealing with it. We hold a series of seminars, conferences and workshops at City University London.


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    Lecturer in Law, City University London