Our chapter discusses the contributions of Ernesto Savona to international collaborative projects in criminology. The authors worked on a UNICRI-sponsored study of cocaine trafficking in Europe, which Ernesto Savona directed in 1992–1994. This project recruited national experts to manage fieldwork in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Germany. Interviews were conducted of low to mid-level cocaine traffickers, cocaine users, physicians, and law enforcement officials to gain a sense of the methods used by cocaine traffickers in European markets. It also included case studies of the changing methods of cocaine traffickers, once thwarted by law enforcement mechanisms to suppress their actions. Ernesto Savona coordinated this difficult project before the advent of modern information technology, and taught us a great deal about international collaboration.
|Title of host publication||Organized crime, corruption and crime prevention|
|Subtitle of host publication||essays in honour of Ernesto U. Savona|
|Editors||Stefano Caneppele, Francesco Calderoni|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|