The FIDUCIA project (“New European crimes and trust-based policy”) will shed light on a number of distinctively “new European” criminal behaviours (trafficking in human beings, trafficking of goods, cybercrime and criminalisation of migration and ethnic minorities) that have emerged in the last decade as a consequence of technology developments and the increased mobility of populations across Europe. Proposing new approaches to the regulation of such behaviours, the central idea behind the FIDUCIA project is that public trust in justice is critically important for social regulation, in that it leads to public acceptance of the legitimacy of institutions of justice, and thus to compliance with the law and cooperation with legal authorities. While being highly relevant to responding to “conventional” forms of criminality, trust and legitimacy may be of special significance in the light of “new crimes”.
European Commission, Seventh Framework Programme, Theme SSH.2011.3.2-1, Criminal behaviour and policy responses in the Eurpean Union, Grant Agreement No. 290563.
01/02/2012 - 31/01/2015
Università degli Studi di Parma (UNIPR) – Coordinator – Italy
Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) – Bulgaria
BirkbeckCollege - University of London (BBK) – United Kingdom
London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) – United Kingdom
Teises Institutas (TEISE) – Lithuania
Ankara Strategy Instituta (ASI) – Turkey
Universidad de Salamanca (USAL) – Spain
PÉREZ CEPEDA, Ana I. y BENITO SÁNCHEZ, Carmen Demelsa: “Study on the existing tools for measuring crime trends”, Revista Brasileria de Ciencias Criminais, 98, 2012, pp. 361- 396.
PÉREZ CEPEDA, Ana I. y BENITO SÁNCHEZ, Carmen Demelsa: Policy brief on crime trends, working paper presented at the first progress meeting of the research project funded by the European Commission under the Seven Framework Programme “New European Crimes and Trust-based Policy”, held in Bilbao (Spain) el 12/09/2012.
PÉREZ CEPEDA, Ana I. y BENITO SÁNCHEZ, Carmen Demelsa: "Review of existing efforts to describe trends at european level", New European Crimes and Trust-based Policy. Volume 1, 2013.
PÉREZ CEPEDA, Ana I.; BENITO SÁNCHEZ, Carmen Demelsa y GORJON BARRANCO, María C: "Paper on Improving the policy relevance of existing crime data", New European Crimes and Trust-based Policy. Volume 1, 2013.
PÉREZ CEPEDA, Ana I. BENITO SÁNCHEZ, Carmen Demelsa: "Policy relevance of existing crime data", New European Crimes and Trust-based Policy. Volume 1, 2013.
PÉREZ CEPEDA, Ana I. BENITO SÁNCHEZ, Carmen Demelsa, "Trafficking in Human Beings. A Comparative Study of the International Legal Documents". Europa Law Publishing, 2014.
FIDUCIA, New European Crimes and Trust-based Policy. VOLUME 1, 2013. Edited by: Stefano Maffei & Lenga Markopoulou.
Mini-Video FIDUCIA Project (see video)
Fiducia Policy Briefs: