Sappho Xenakis is Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London. Her research explores the intersections between international and national ‘non-traditional’ security concerns, with a particular focus on policy and practice in the fields of transnational organised crime, political violence, and corruption. In addition to the co-edited volume Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Greece: International Comparative Perspectives, her published work on Greece addresses trends in political violence, urban security challenges, policy against organised crime, normative hybridity and perceptions of corruption, and patterns of state and public punitiveness from a political economy perspective.
Published in: openSecurityGolden Dawn arrests: a victory for democracy in Greece?
The Greek government has finally launched action against Golden Dawn, a far-right party long tainted by its...
Published in: HomeViolent extremism in Greece: focusing on the far-right
Rising xenophobia amongst the public has supported the impunity tacitly accorded by the state to far-right violence.
Published in: HomeThe politics of crime and the financial crisis in Greece
The exasperation of the domestic public has placed significant pressure on Greek politicians to put a halt to...