Countries Expertise: Spain

Elisa Garcia-España is Professor in Criminal Law and Criminology at University of Málaga (Spain). Also is Professor-Research in the Institute of Criminology, Assistant Director of the Institute of Criminology and Head of OCSPI (Observatory of criminal control system toward immigrants. See more at https://ocspi.wordpress.com. She has led or participate in more than twenty national and internarional research projects on criminal law, social exclusion, prison law, criminal recidivism, juvenile delinquents, crime trends and immigration.

Currently she 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. She is coordinator of Criminal Law and Policy Master and Editor-Chief of Spanish Review of Criminology (REIC). See webpages to know her publications and other academic info: