Cristina Silvestri

School of Justice Studies

Cristina Silvestri obtained her Bachelor's Degree "Investigation and Security Sciences" at the University of Perugia (Unipg, 2010-13), then the Master's Degree "Sociology and Social Research on Homeland and External Security" at the University of Perugia, in November 2015 (Unipg 2013-2015). During the academic years she attended numerous seminars, such as Criminological Dynamics of Mafia-type Organisations; Ballistic Proof; Strategies of Intelligence in Antiterrorism; Analysis of business risk. Job security; Investigative Technical Campus First level; FBI Investigation - Profiling Violent and serial offenders homicide and sex crimes investigation; Criminal Profiling; Criminal Investigation.

In 2015 she took part in the Erasmus+ Traineeship, by doing an internship abroad at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies - University of Portsmouth (UoP) under Dr Adrian James (January 2016 – September 2016). She attended and completed the Managing Intelligence unit of the MSc Crime Science, Investigation, and Intelligence satisfactorily. She researched Dr James's behalf into covert and deceptive policing practices and their threat to human rights and into the use of simulations to identify key performance indicators for police intelligence staff. As part of that research, she attended several meetings with police forces across England. Also, she accompanied Dr James on a research visit to the Finnish Police University in Tampere, Finland.
In September 2018, she was awarded a full MPhil/PhD scholarship at LJMU.

Cristina's current research combines her background from investigation, security, sociology and social research, focusing on UK's Government Agency Information Network (GAIN). The research critically assesses the case for organised 'civilian' support for law enforcement agencies. Provisional thesis title: "Helping the Police with their enquiries: a critical analysis of formal 'civilian' support process".




University of Perugia – Sociology and Social Research on Homeland and External Security, Italy, Master's Degree
University of Perugia – Investigation and Security Sciences, Italy, Bachelor’s Degree