Inside the Criminology of Carlo Morselli

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Bouchard, M., Ouellet, F. (2022). Inside the criminology of Carlo Morselli. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 64: 1-6.

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DOI: 10.3138/cjccj.2022-0010
Illicit networks
Organized crime
Criminal achievement
Social network analysis
Carlo Morselli

Dr. Carlo Morselli’s research inspired numerous scholars around the world to integrate criminal achievement indicators and social network data into their research program. As a Professor of Criminology for over 20 years at Université de Montréal, Carlo’s contributions was part of a generation of scholars who act as brokers between Canada’s two official languages. This volume of the Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice brings together research inspired by his legacy. Carlo’s interests were diverse; we selected manuscripts revolving around two major themes in Carlo’s career: the development of criminal achievement as a conceptual and empirical framework, and the innovative use of social network data in new contexts of criminological interest, such as the role of social networks in individuals’ relative optimism towards desistance, or in future victimization.


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