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Crime&tech srl is the spin-off company founded in 2015 by the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and the researchers of Transcrime – Joint research centre on transnational crime (www.transcrime.it).

Crime&tech aims at developing and applying the research and innovation produced by Transcrime to prevent and control crime and related risks. Crime&tech offers advanced solutions to support decisions regarding the security of assets, premises and workers and to reduce crime risks (e.g. thefts, robberies, criminal infiltration, corruption, money laundering).

Crime&tech staff includes experts in different fields (criminology, economics, finance, statistics, IT and law).

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Crime&tech relies on the expertise of Transcrime – Research Centre on Transnational Crime (www.transcrime.it) of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, directed by Professor Ernesto Ugo Savona.

Since 1994 Transcrime has participated in more than 100 research projects cooperating with private organisations and public institutions such as UNODC, UNICRI, EU Commission, EU Parliament, Europol, Italian Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Justice, and others.


Founders and shareholders of Crime&tech are Ernesto Ugo Savona, Francesco Calderoni, Marco Dugato, Michele Riccardi and the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore itself.

Ernesto Ugo Savona
, founding partner and President/CEO. He is director and founder of Transcrime and Professor at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan. He has coordinated numerous projects at national and international level, he is member of expert groups within the United Nations, the European Union, EUROPOL and other relevant international organizations.

Marco Dugato
, founding partner and Administrator. He is Adjunct Professor of Methods and techniques for criminological research at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan. He is a senior researcher at Transcrime and deals with crime statistics, crime mapping and predictive policing, composite indicators and illicit markets estimates.

Michele Riccardi
, founding partner and Administrator. He is Adjunct Professor of Business economics at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan. He is a senior researcher at Transcrime and deals with money laundering issues, financial crime, organised crime, risk indicators and risk assessment models. 

Francesco Calderoni
, founding partner. He is Associate Professor of Sociology of deviance at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan. He is a senior researcher at Transcrime and deals with organised crime issues, criminal law, illicit trade in tobacco products, crime proofing of the legislation and social network analysis.


Crime&tech builds on the expertise of Transcrime, research centre of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.



Research & IT

Alberto Aziani: Crime data analysis 

 Antonio Bosisio: Crime data analysis and anti-money laundering

 Carlotta Carbone: Corruption and risk management in procurement

 Serena Favarin: Crime data analysis and predictive modeling

 Marina Mancuso: Illicit markets and crime script analysis

Stefano Barberis: Data scientist


Graphics and communication

 Ilaria Mastro: Graphic design and infographics

  Alessia Petrini: Communication manager


Project management

 Maria Elena Cenci: Project budgeting, monitoring and backstopping  

Martina di Tinco: Project budgeting, financial support


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Beyond the crime research component provided by Transcrime, Crime&tech relies on a team of skilled data analysts and IT consultants. We have thorough expertise in the application of advanced analytics approaches to structured and unstructured data in the field of security and crime, including clustering/peer grouping, supervised learning (e.g. decision tree, random forest, Bayesian approaches), social network analysis, community detection, text mining.  


Crime&tech stems from an idea: translating Transcrime research into technologies for private and public institutions to better assess and prevent security and crime risks.

Gathering the information available both at national and international level (e.g. official statistics, judicial files, open sources, big data) and processing it using the most advanced analytical techniques.

Turning complexity into simple tools to support decision-making processes and security management, both in the private and public sector.

Providing, at reasonable prices, solutions and applications that can be customised by the users (e.g. interactive maps, risk indicators, datasets, and risk-assessment models) and incorporated into clients’ IT systems.

Combining Transcrime and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore’s in-depth academic research with the latest technological and computer science developments: data crawling, semantic analysis, spatial analysis, social network analysis.

Bringing the innovations developed in other scientific and business sectors into the security industry. In a transparent way: in terms of people, data sources and methodologies used.

Meeting regulatory obligations not just for compliance reasons, but to reduce risks and costs.

Collecting. Analysing. Mapping. Assessing. Preventing. With in-depth academic research and technological innovation. Crime&tech.