Name and Surname: Alberto Testa

Role: Senior Lecturer in Criminology

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Organization: University of West London

Nationality: UK



Alberto is an applied sociologist (sociological social psychology) of deviance and crime, and Senior Lecturer in Criminology who has achieved, via examination viva and research portfolio, Certified Sociological Practitioner Status (C.S.P.), granted by the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS), recognised by the USA Commission on the Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology (CAPACS), and the American Sociological Association (ASA).

Alberto is Internationally considered an expert on Far Right extremism and violence, and in sport on hooliganism, crowd violence, prevention and policing. Dr Testa has also built an international reputation as an authority in the following research areas: Italian Society (Corruption and Mafia) and the Sociology of Sport (Islamophobia/Racism and sport for all/social inclusion policies).

He is a researcher of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI has an international reputation as the leading authority on UK and international defence and security issues) ; he serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology , He is a visiting senior research fellow at the SportcomLab of the University of Bologna, Italy.

Alberto is also a regular contributor to the BBC, LBC, SKY, CNN, CBS, VOICE OF AMERICA and many more, on hooliganism and crowd violence.

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