Biography in english
Vincenzo Musacchio - Jurist and Criminologist.
Associated with the Rutgers Institute on Anti-Corruption Studies (RIACS) in Newark (USA) mainly dealing with anti-corruption systems in public administration.
Researcher of the High School of Strategic Studies on Organized Crime of the Royal United Services Institute of London
President and scientific director of the Molise Anti-Mafia Observatory.
Scientific Director of the “don Peppe Diana” School of Legality in Rome and Molise.
Adjunct professor of criminal law and criminology in various Italian and foreign universities (1993-2010) including the High School of Formation of the Prime Minister in Rome (2011-2012).
Criminologist registered in the International Criminology Association of Great Britain (I.C.A).
Member of research group on relationship between illicit economies and organized crime of Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime in Geneva.
Founder of the first School of Legality in Italy named after Don Giuseppe Diana.
In 2019 he was awarded a special mention in Casal di Principe to the "don Peppe Diana" National Award from the family of the priest killed by the Camorra.
His scientific activity began in 1992, when he became professor of criminal law at Molise University and at the age of twenty-four he held the chair of administrative criminal law, becoming the youngest adjunct professor in Italy for that year.
He has taught subjects related to criminal law disciplines and criminology in Brescia, Naples, Chieti, Campobasso and most recently at the Higher Training School of the Prime Minister in Rome and lectured in foreign universities including the Universities of Seville and Barcelona, in Argentina and Brazil.
From 1994 to 1996 he carried out research at the National Research Council (IRSIG-CNR) of Bologna under the direction of Prof. Giuseppe Di Federico, dealing with comparative studies also concerning organized crime in European and non-European countries.
His teaching and research activity is mainly devoted to studies and insights on issues relating to substantive criminal law, organized crime, corruption and white-collar crimes. Among the masters who influenced his thought are Giuliano Vassalli, Giuseppe Bettiol and Ettore Gallo.
He is a member of the steering committee and collaborates with Italian and foreign criminal journals, such as Criminal Cassation (Giuffrè), Penal Journal, Criminal Justice, Italian Jurisprudence (Utet), Police Journal, The Law of People and the Family (Giuffrè), Jurisprudence of Merito (Giuffrè) and abroad with the New Journal of European Criminal Law (Belgium), the Revista General de Derecho Penal (Spain), German Law Journal (Germany), L'Astree (France), Ciencias Penales Conteporaneas (Argentina) , Revista Instituto Brasileiro de Ciencias Criminais (Brazil).
He has collaborated with the Encyclopedia of Law (Giuffrè) and the Digest of Criminal Disciplines (Utet).
In 2005, the only Italian criminal lawyer, he participated in the XVII Latin American Congress of Criminal Law and Criminology organized by the Faculty of Law of the University of Guayaquil, Ecuador on the issues of the effectiveness of the sentence in modern criminal law.
He was a collaborator of the Council of the European Union in the field of organized crime and human trafficking.
He collaborated with the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences on an international project on the relationship between economics and organized crime in the European Union (IBCCRIM).
He collaborated on a corruption project with the Spanish government and the University of Seville, coordinating the sector concerning prevention and repression systems.
As a columnist, Prof. Musacchio collaborated and collaborates with “RAI News”, Il Sole 24ore, Italia Oggi and with the historic Palermo newspaper "L'ORA", with the monthly "I Siciliani" founded by Pippo Fava, with the online newspaper "Resto al Sud ", With the national newspaper" Huffington Post ", with" Il Garantista ", with the" Gazzetta del Sud "with" Il Manifesto ", with" Il Dubbio ", with" La Stampa ", with" La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno "with the magazine "LEFT", with "Articolo21", with "Antimafia 2000", with "l'Avanti", with "Affari Italiani" and with "Famiglia Cristiana".
On 1 March 2015, in the Sunday edition, "L'ORA" in Palermo publishes an unpublished letter from Giovanni Falcone addressed to professor Vincenzo Musacchio and taken up by the main national newspapers.