Studies and Coordination Office of the Secretary of State for Security (Ministry of Home Affairs)
The Foundation for Applied Research in Crime and Security (FIADYS) is a non-profit organisation that aims to promote scientific research in the fields of crime and security with a focus on professional practice and the needs of society.
We have an extensive network of renowned national and international researchers which allows us to develop projects in multiple areas.
We act as a bridge between the Academy and the society in order to transfer the conclusions of research to the professionals and public entities that ensure safety and crime prevention.
Our Goals are focused on research, training, consulting and international cooperation.
D. Carlos Bueren Roncero
Dra. Andrea Giménez-Salinas Framis
Dr. Jesús Palomo Martínez
Dra. Meritxell Pérez Ramírez
Members of the Board
Prof. Anabel Cerezo Domínguez
Universidad de Málaga
Prof. José Cid Moliné
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Prof. Luis de la Corte Ibáñez
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Prof. Fernando Miró Llinares
Universidad Miguel Hernández
Prof. Cristina Rechea Alberola
Universidad de Castilla-la Mancha
Prof. César San Juan Guillén
Universidad del País Vasco
Prof. Carlos Vázquez González
Universidad Nacional Española a Distancia (UNED)
The Board of Trustees is the organ of government, representation and administration of the Foundation. It is the responsibility of the Board of Trustees to fulfil the foundational aims, to define the best strategy for the achievement of said purposes and to meet the fulfilment and satisfaction of the economic and administrative needs of the Foundation.
The scientific board ensures that the Foundation’s research achieves excellence and meets the quality criteria of Science. The Scientific Board of FIADYS integrates notable academics across multiple disciplines and universities throughout Spain.
Prof. Antonio Andrés Pueyo
Professor of Psychology at Universidad de Barcelona.
Prof. José Luis de la Cuesta
Professor of Criminal Law and Director of the Institute of Criminology, Universidad del País Vasco.
Prof. José Luis Diez Ripollés
Professor of Criminal Law at Universidad de Málaga.
Dr. Esther Giménez-Salinas i Colomer
Professor of Criminal Law and Director of the Chair of Restorative Justice at Universidad Ramón Llull.
Prof. Marisol Lila Murillo
Professor of Social Psychology at Universidad de Valencia.
Prof. Enrique Peñaranda Ramos
Professor of Criminal Law of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Prof. Mercedes Pérez Manzano
Professor of Criminal Law at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Prof. Santiago Redondo Illescas
Professor of Psychology at Universidad de Barcelona.
Jose R. Agustina is Associate Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at UIC Barcleona. He is the Head of the Department of Criminal Law and director of the Master’s program on Cybercrime and co-director of the Master’s degree on Forensic Psycopathology.
His research areas are at the interface between Criminal Law, Criminology and Criminal Policy, and include white collar and corporate crime, privacy issues, cybercrime and cyber victimization, and criminological theory. He serves as Editor-in Chief of Actualidad Criminológica y Penal series published by BdeF and Edisofer.
Sonia Alda Mejías is a Senior Analyst and Director of the Observatory on Illegal Trafficking and Criminal Networks at the Elcano Royal Institute, a Lecturer at the Department of International Relations at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas and a member of the academic staff at the Master’s on Peace, Security and Defence at the Instituto General Gutierrez Mellado (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED) and at the Master’s on Public Policy Security and Defence at the Universidad Camilo José Cela. She is also a tutor at the UNED for a variety of degrees. She has a PhD in Political Science from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and on several occasions has been a visiting scholar at Tulane University, New Orleans.
She was a researcher in the field of Security and Defence in Latin America at the Instituto General Gutierrez Mellado (UNED) from 20014 to 2014. She has additionally been a visiting researcher at the Centro Estratégico de Estudios Regionales de Seguridad at the Escuela Superior de Guerra (Colombia) and at the Centro de Altos Estudios Nacionales (Perú), and a guest lecturer at the Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil), the Universidad Militar de Nueva Granada (Colombia), the Centro de Altos Estudios Nacionales (Peru) and the Universidad Francisco Marroquín (Guatemala).
Areas of research: Sonia Alda’s field of expertise is security and defence in Latin America. She has followed various lines of research relating to Defence as a public policy under democratic frameworks regulating civil-military relations. She has also analysed the roles assigned in the region to military and police forces in the new threat scenario. In recent years she has especially focused on organised crime, in an increasingly turbulent context, and security policies.
Anabel Cerezo (Zaragoza, Spain, 1969) received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Criminal Law and Criminology in 1992 and 1998, respectively, from the University of Malaga (Spain). Since 1993, she joined the Criminal Law Department at the University of Malaga, where she actually is an Associate Professor. She was Fulbright Visiting Postdoc at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, Newark (U.S.) and Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge (U.K.), at the Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane (Australia), at the Institute of information Sciences and Electronics, Tsukuba University (Japan) and at the Leuven Institute of Criminology (Belgium).
Prof. Cerezo is currently Director of Institute of Criminologyin University of Malaga. She has been President and Executive Secretary of the Spanish Society of Criminological Research (SEIC).
Prof. Cerezo has been participated in some conferences program committees and organized some workshops. She has been participated in several research projects. Her areas of research and specialisation span the subjects of victimology, prisons, domestic violence, cybercrime and drugs. She has authored and co-authored several books and journals and published well over fifty papers in conference proceedings.
José Cid holds a PdH in Law. He is Associate Professor of Criminal Law & Criminology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Faculty of Law, Dept. of Political Science and Public Law. He is Director of the research group Criminology applied to penology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, since 2008.
His main research interests are: Desistance from crime, Resettlement of prisoners after release from prison, Effects of imprisonment, Parole and early release as a way to deal with high-risk offenders, Due process in back-end sentencing, Growth of imprisonment in Spain and Effectiveness of alternatives to prison to prevent recidivism.
Luis de la Corte ibáñez holds a P.D. in Psychology. He is Director of Strategic Studies and Intelligence in the Institute of Forensic and Security Sciences and Full Professor in the Department of Social Psychology and Methodology of the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain).
His main research topics are terrorism, political violence, organized crime, security and strategic studies and Intelligence. He is author of numerous scientific papers and chapters and several books on those topics.
He has been visiting researcher in various spanish and foreign universities, including The London School of Economics and Political Sciences and the Centre for Sudies of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews (Uk).
Currently, profesfor De la Corte co-directs the Cycle Superior Intelligence analysis, at the Autonomous University of Auniversity of Madrid; Master of Analysis and Prevention of Terrorism, at the University Rey Juan Carlos, Master in Intelligence Analisis, at the University Rey Juan Carlos and University Carlos III; and Master of Terrorism Studies of the International University of la Rioja.
Professor De la Corte has also collaborated with several Think Tanks, as the Elcano Royal Institute, Pablo Iglesias Foundation, Foundation for Analysis and Social Studies (FAES), Crimina Superior Center for the Study and Prevention of Crime. At the same time he collaborated very often with numerous spanish public agencies linked to various ministries:
Ministry of the Presidency: Centro Nacional de Inteligencia.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Escuela Diplomática.
Ministry of Defence: Centro Superior de Estudios de la Defensa Nacional, Instituto español de Estudios Estratégicos, Mando de Adiestramiento y Doctrina del Ejército de Tierra, Escuela de Guerra del Ejército de Tierra, Nato Excellency Centre on IED¨S.
Ministry of Interior: Centro Nacional de Coordinación Antiterrorista, Guardia Civil, Policía Nacional.
In 2014 Professor de la Corte received the Cross of the Order of Merit from Guardia Civil.
Esther Fernández Molina is Associate Professor in Criminology and Criminal Law at the University of Castilla-La Mancha. Since 2015 she is the head of the Research Group on Criminology and Juvenile Delinquency of this University. Her research interests have always centred on the juvenile justice system. She has been part of many working groups in Juvenile Justice both national and international. She also developed her research work in other topics related with Criminology: juvenile crime trends, access to justice, attitudes to punishment and justice system and fear of crime. She was the President of the Spanish Society of Criminological Research from 2013-2016.
Elisa Garcia-España is Associate Professor in Criminal Law and Criminology, and Professor-Research in the Institute of Criminology at the University of Malaga. Currently she is also Assistant Director of the Institute of Criminology and Director of OCSPI (Observatory of criminal control system toward immigrants.
Elisa Garcia-España conducts research into the ways in which the criminal control system responds to immigrants, particularly police stops by racial bias, deportation as an alternative to the prison sentence, immigrants in prison and their chances of reinsertion to society, young immigrants in a situation of criminal risk, causes of crime of immigrants settled in the country and victimization.
See more at https://ocspi.wordpress.com
Andrea Giménez-Salinas Framis is Senior Research Fellow at the Elcano Royal Institute and President of the Foundation for Applied Research on Crime and Security (FIADyS). Phd in Law and Criminology at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and Msc in Criminology at the University of Montreal. She has been lecturer and researcher in the University of Castilla-La Mancha and Madrid’s Universidad Autónoma (Institute of Forensic Sciences and Security). Recognised as Associate Professor by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ANECA), she has been visiting researcher in the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (France), the University of Buenos Aires and the International Centre for Comparative Criminology (Canada). She teaches post-graduate courses regularly at several universities and is also an Academic Board member of the International PHD in Criminology coordinated by Transcrime. Former President of the Spanish Society of Criminological Research (2009-2011), she has coordinated and participated in more than 25 national and European research projects and has been evaluator of 7FP proposals for the EU Commission. She was awarded the Order of Merit of the Spanish police Guardia Civil (white badge) in 2016, and the Medal of Social Penitentiary Merit (with the other members of the research team) in 2011.
Research areas: expert in organised crime in the following research fields: criminal organisations, illegal markets (human and drug trafficking), infiltration of the economy and political institutions by organised crime and transantional dimensions. She has also conducted research projects on issues related to private and public security, terorrism financing, corruption and hate crimes.
PhD in Criminology (Barcelona University), Head of Criminology Deparment at MOU (Madrid Open University). PhD in Criminology. Criminological interes areas: school violence (bullying and cyberbullying), intervention and prevention programs in Criminology, Policing and Cybercrime.
Mr. Oscar Jaime-Jiménez is tenured professor at the UNED University and also at the Public University of Navarre of Spain. He graduated in Politics and Sociology at the Madrid Complutense University. He has got a PhD in Politics at Salamanca University. After, he continued his training at the Ohio State University. He also has been a visitor researcher at Oxford University and lecturer in Political Science at the Burgos University. He has been mainly working in several aspects related to anti-terrorist police response and the influence of political transitions on police organizations.
He was Executive Advisor to the Spanish National Police Director General and also General Secretary at the Gabinete de Estudios de Seguridad Interior of the Ministry of Interior. He has occupied the post of Director of the Institute of Police Studies from 2004 until 2006 and Director General of the Fundación Policía Española.
He has written several articles and cooperated in many collective works. Some of his contributions are Policía, terrorismo y cambio político en España (1976-1996), Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch, 2002; “De la “Guerra revolucionaria” a la guerra de desgaste. La espiral violenta de ETA (1968-1978)”, en Gaizka Fernández y Florencio Domínguez (coor.), Pardines. Cuando ETA empezó a matar, Madrid: Tecnos, 2018, pp. 197-230; “Los desafíos de la policía como actor político en España”, Revista Española de Ciencia Política, (2017) 45, 147-172; “Democratic politics and the strenght of the rule of law”, en Rafael Leonisio et al., ETA’s Terrorist Campaign: From Violence to Politics, 1968–2015, Nueva York: Routledge, 2017; “Comunicación en seguridad pública: la interacción entre políticos, policías, medios de comunicación y sociedad”, en Rafael Martínez (ed.), Comunicación política en Seguridad y Defensa: España y América Latina, Barcelona: CIDOB, 2017, pp. 63-78.
Bachelor and Ph.D. in Psychology (University of the Basque Country) and Bachelor in Criminology (University of Barcelona). Trained in forensic psychology in the Forensic Psychology Unit of the University of Santiago de Compostela and the Forensic Psychology Lab of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada).
Professor at the University of Barcelona (criminology), Master in Forensic and Criminal Psychology (IL3-UB) and Master in Criminological and Victimological Intervention (Miguel Hernández University).
He has been 2nd runner-up of the Victoria Kent National Prize in 2008, and granted in 2014 with the Mariano Yela Award, from the Spanish Society of Legal and Forensic Psychology, in recognition of the young researcher with excellence in research and knowledge transfer.
He has participated in the review of the intimate partner violence risk assessment tool in use by the Ertzaintza and in 2014 and 2015 as expert in the creation of the Catalan Observatory of Justice in Gender Violence.
It has numerous publications in impact journals, chapters and manuals, and in 2017 published the first manual in Spanish on violence risk assessment (Editorial Pirámide).
I received my BA in Public Law and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology from the University of Seville (Spain). In 1997 I graduated with an MA in Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, receiving the Richard Hughes Award for topping my promotion. I obtained my first PhD from the Department of Criminal Law at the University of Seville in February of 2000 and a second PhD in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University in January of 2002. Both thesis focused on gender violence. My Spanish dissertation was the first survey on intimate partner violence in Spain and my US-based dissertation, relying on GIS and spatial econometric tools, explored the social geography of gender violence in New York City.
I worked as a research fellow of the Andalusian Institute of Criminology, before moving to the USA. I lived and worked in New York working as a research associate at Victim Services (now called Safe Horizon), where I was involved on elder abuse research, and as senior research associate at the Violence Institute of New Jersey (UMDNJ, now part of Rutgers), where I helped to implement public health epidemiological surveillance on violence. I was also a research fellow of the National Consortium on Violence Research (now defunct), as well as a visiting fellow at the Universidade Federal da Bahia (Brazil) and Heuni (Finland).
With all this travelling, it is little surprise I have a strong interest in comparative criminology and criminal justice. I retain an interest in crime and justice in Spain and the Americas. In particular, I am member of a research network based in Catalonya that studies crime and sentencing policy in Spain . I was also the Chief Editor of the official journal of the Spanish Society of Criminology from 2003 to 2005 and continue to collaborate with this journal as an assistant editor. In June 2016 I was elected president of the Spanish Society of Criminology.
Since 2000, however, Manchester is home. My work in the UK has covered domestic violence, homicide, stop and search, and gangs.
More information in: https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/juanjo.medina.html
Fernando Miró-Llinares is Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at the Miguel Hernández University in Elche (Spain), Dean of the Faculty of Social and Legal Sciences at the same University and Chair of the CRÍMINA Research Center for the study and prevention of crime. His main research interests can be divided in two areas, (1) Criminal Law, regarding the criminal protection of intellectual property rights; the criminal law of road safety and specifically the crimes of refusal to submit to alcohol testing and driving without a permit; criminal participation, in general, but based on it also key issues such as objective imputation and fraud, in general, and in corporate criminal law in particular; and (2) Criminology, circumscribed to Cybercrime are based on Environmental Criminology approaches such as cybervictimization, routine activities, cyberplaces, online radicalization and the use of Internet technologies, among others, both from a theoretical and empirical point of view. He is one of the most recognized and quoted cybercrime specialists in Spain, developing relevant contributions on the architecture of cyberspace, the different forms of cyber-victimization and the impact of online hate speech.
Professor Miró-Llinares is part of seven prestigious international networks such as the European Society of Criminology (ESC), the American Society of Criminology (ASC), the Spanish Society of Criminological Research (SEIC), the International Society of Criminology (ISC), the International Society of Criminal Law (ICLS), the Conference of Ministers of Justice of Ibero-American Countries (COMJIB) and participates in the Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis Symposiums (ECCA).
As Principal Investigator, he has led national and regional projects and has participated in European Projects as a leading partner in Human Factors. During his research career he has written 10 books, more than 40 book chapters, and over 40 articles in various scientific journals and has given more than 100 lectures at Congresses, Seminars and Symposia.
Meritxell Pérez is Assistant Professor of Criminology at Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. She is the General Secretary of the Foundation for Applied Research in Crime and Security (FIADyS). She graduated in Psychology and Criminology at the University of Barcelone, where she also got her PhD in Psychology.
She has been lecturer and researcher in the European University of Madrid and Madrid’s Universidad Autónoma (Institute of Forensic Sciences and Security). She has been visiting scholar at the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge (UK). She was awarded the Medal of Social Penitentiary Merit (with the other members of the research team) in 2011.
Main areas of research: sexual violence, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, hate crimes, risk assessment, etc.
Laura Pozuelo is Associate Professor of Criminal Law at Autonomous University of Madrid since 2010. She graduated in Law and got her PhD at the Autonomous University of Madrid.
Teaching in different institutions in Spain and Latin America. Conferences and Congresses in Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Bolivia, Mexico.
During her career she has written different books and book chapters, and many articles in various scientific journals.
Her areas of research are Criminal Theory, Disqualification penalties, Criminal Policy, Media & Criminal Law, Juvenil Delinquency, Sentencing, recidivism and concurrence of offences.
She coursed Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Administration with a specialization in International Relations (Complutense University of Madrid). Among the courses held: the Course of Higher Studies of National Defense (XXXVII promotion) held at CESEDEN; Course of Conflict Prevention; Diploma of Security and Cooperation in the Mediterranean Space, both carried out at the Complutense University of Madrid; Jean Monet Permanent Course on the European Community System, also carried out at the Complutense University of Madrid.
Currently, she is full professor of International Relations and Security at the European University of Madrid, coordinating this Bachelor Degree. She has also held teaching duties at the Staffordshire University Program, at ESERP Business and Social Sciences School; in the Marine Infantry School “General Albacete y Fuster”, collaborating with the Spanish Institute of Strategic Studies and the Center for Higher Studies for National Defense. Likewise, she was a professor in the Master of Strategic Intelligence and Prospective of the Colombian College of Intelligence and Counterintelligence “BG. Ricardo Charry Solano” in 2009 and 2010, realizing, in later years, training tasks for the Colombian Army in Analysis and Methodology of Intelligence.
She is currently member of the Observatory on Transnational Organized Crime of the University of Salamanca and the Working Group of the Observatory of Illicit Traffic and Criminal Networks of the Elcano Royal Institute. She has been a researcher-collaborator of the Chair “Services of Intelligence and Democratic Systems” of the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid, being a member of the Editorial Board of the Magazine “Intelligence and Security. Journal of Analysis and Prospective “.
She has also been a researcher at the Research Unit on Security and International Cooperation of the Complutense University of Madrid, the University Institute “General Gutiérrez Mellado” and the Prospective and International Economic Analysis Group of the Antonio de Nebrija University.
Regarding his professional activity in the field of Intelligence, she developed her work as a Senior Intelligence Analyst at Thint Company in Spain, working for international projects and in the Military Intelligence department of the War College, as Lieutenant Reservist.
Currently, she is member of the scientific committee of the Center for Security Studies of the University of Santiago de Compostela, where she teaches the Master’s Degree in International Security at the same center and evaluates, among other scientific journals, the Comillas Journal of International Relations of the University Pontificia de Comillas and URVIO belonging to Flacso- Ecuador.
Among other international activities, she has been member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Atlantic Association and member of the European Dialogue Executive. Finally, she participates, in recent years, in 7 research projects with public and private funding, the realization of a dozen articles in national and international indexed journals and participation in 12 books, as well as their participation in seminars and conferences and international organizations on Strategic Intelligence, Organized Crime, Terrorism and International Security.
Teresa Rodríguez Montañés holds a PhD in Law. Writer, researcher, public speaker, national and international consultant, she is an expert in Criminal Law and Human Rights.
She is currently Full Professor of Criminal Law at Alcalá University Law School (Madrid, Spain) and former Legal Adviser at the Spanish Constitutional Court for more than twelve years. During her long academic career, Teresa has been teaching and researching not only in Spain but also in many other countries (Germany, USA, Argentina, Cuba, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua). Moreover, she has taken part in capacity building and training activities for judges, prosecutors, lawyers and police officers, and given expert advice on criminal policy and law enforcement in many fora.
Teresa is author of four books and more than forty articles and papers. Her areas of expertise include risk crimes, economic criminality, corporate crimes, criminal policy as well as terrorism, torture, abortion, gender violence, freedom of expression and Human Trafficking. Business and Human Trafficking is the research project she is currently conducting, focusing on the accountability of business engaged in the trafficking for labor exploitation.
Cesar San Juan was graduated in Psychology in the Basque Country University in 1987. He specialized in Social Psychology in the Catholic University of Lovaina (Belgium) in 1989 with the research memory Social Representations of AIDS and politic-religious orientation in the Basque Country.
He got the PhD in Social Psychology in the Basque Country University in 1991 with the thesis Social representations of AIDS: Discourses and Cognitive Slants.
Nowadays, he is associate professor in the Department of Social Psychology and Behaviour Sciences Methodology of the Basque Country University. He teaches Criminal Psychology and the Post-graduated course Special Questions about Social ProgramsEvaluation. In the other hand, he is Research Director in the Basque Institute of Criminology where he has developed several sociological researches financed by Public and Private Institutions.
He has been guest teacher by the Diego Portales University (Santiago de Chile, Chile), Central American University (Managua, Nicaragua), Mayor of San Simon University (Bolivia), London School of Economics (London, United Kingdom), José Simón Cañas University (San Salvador, El Salvador) and the Palermo University (Buenos Aires, Argentina).
He has published papers in several Scientific Journals mainly focused on the analysis of Social Problems, like migrations, juvenile delinquency, child abuse, etc.
Nowadays, he coordinates a research financed by the Basque Government lying in the Evaluation of the Juvenile Justice Plan.
His main research interests focus on Attitudes, Valuesand Ecological Behaviours(Environmental Psychology) and the research about the Fear of Crimeand Environmental Criminology,
Gema Varona is a lecturer in Victimology and Criminal Policy at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and senior researcher at the Basque Institute of Criminology (Donostia/San Sebastian, Spain). In 1998 she was honoured with the Junior Scholar Competition Award of the International Society of Criminology for her research comparing restorative justice in gypsy and non gypsy communities. Former coordinator of the degree in criminology (2013-2017), current coordinator of the UPV/EHU MOOC on Victimology (2016-), and co-director of the Master in Victimology of that University (2014-), she is also the co-editor of the Journal of Victimology/Revista de Victimología. She has authored books on migration and human rights, restorative justice, juries and the construction of the forensic truth, women’s local safety audits, victims of terrorism, and victims of sexual abuse.
Agency for the Reeducation and Reinsertion of the Legal Minor Offender (Community of Madrid)
European University of Madrid
Diagrama Foundation Psychosocial Intervention