Introducing the European Society of Criminology

Marcelo F. Aebi, University of Sevilla

The European Society of Criminology (ESC) was founded in 2000. The ESC aims to bring together in Europe persons actively engaged in research, teaching and/or practice in the field of Criminology. The ESC wishes to foster criminological scholarship, research, education and training, and to encourage scholarly, scientific and practical exchange and cooperation among criminologists in Europe and elsewhere. Its objective is further to serve as a forum for the dissemination of criminological knowledge at the European level ( The first four conferences of the ESC took place in Lausanne (Switzerland, 2001), Toledo (Spain, 2002), Helsinki (Finland, 2003), and Amsterdam (The Netherlands, 2004). The fifth conference will take place in Krakow (Poland), from August 31 to September 3, 2005 (

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Updated 05/20/2006