The staff involved in the Fakecare project consists of researchers, experts, and officials of all the partners.

Scientific Coordinator

Andrea Di Nicola

Ph.D. and assistant professor in criminology at the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento, where he is currently teaching criminology and applied criminology, as well as the optional course eCriminology: ICT, law and criminology. For over 15 years, he has been dealing with economic and organised criminality, urban security, environmental criminology and with the links between crime and the Internet. Since 1998, he has taken part in and supervised more than 40 international studies (for the European Commission and the European Parliament, for the Italian Ministry of Interior, of Justice and for Equal Opportunities). This experience has enabled him to acquire specific competences in the design and management of complex studies employing quantitative and qualitative criminological research techniques. He has authored many publications, including articles, chapters and books.

Project Manager

Elisa Martini

Ph.D. and senior researcher in criminology at eCrime (Faculty of Law, University of Trento). She teaches Sociology and Sociology of the Family at the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento. She mainly deals with crime statistics, methodology of social research and migration studies. In the past ten years, she has taken part in several international and national studies. She has authored several publications including articles, chapters and books on urban crime, youth deviance and the social integration of second-generation migrants.

Criminological Area

Andrea Cauduro  

Ph.D. and research fellow in criminology at the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento, where he teaches the optional course: Evaluation of anti-crime policies; eCriminology: ICT, law and criminology; Penal and criminological aspects of the mafia-phenomenon. He mainly deals with organised crime and its links with the Web. Since 2004, he has taken part in more than 10 international studies (for the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Italian Ministry for Equal Opportunities), developing specific competences in the realisation and management of complex studies employing quantitative and qualitative criminological research techniques. He has authored several publications including articles, chapters of volumes and books on organised crime and on the links between crime and the Internet.

Gabriele Baratto  

Researcher at eCrime and PhD Student at the Doctoral School of International Studies, University of Trento. After his graduation in Law (magna cum laude) at the University of Trento he started to work at the eCrime research group, where he mainly deals with the online sale of medicines in Europe and the related problem of pharmaceutical counterfeiting. On this subject he wrote a thesis entitled “Regulations on online pharmacies and sale of counterfeit medicines in the EU countries: a comparative analysis”.


Vincenzo Falletta

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Trento. His research at eCrime is focused on automatic data analysis, using data mining and machine learning techniques aimed at building predictive models for the prevention of various forms of crime (eg. identity frauds and theft). He has an academic and professional background in ICT. In 2003 he received the laurea degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Palermo, then in 2008 he graduated his PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from University of Rome Tor Vergata. In 2006 he was visiting researcher at Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien (FTW), where he contributed with his research activity to the DARWIN project, monitoring and detecting traffic anomalies inside the 3G network owned by Mobilkom Austria. In 2007 he contributed with his research activity to the IST-DISCREET project, within the Sixth Framework Programme FP6 funded by the European Commission, studying privacy-aware identity management solutions for the provisioning of online services.

Administrative Tasks

Miodrag Petrovic

In 1988 he obtained his first degree in Work Organisation (short degree course) at the University of Novi Sad (Serbia). He then graduated in International Economics and Trade in 1991 at the same university. Later he also graduated in Economics in 1997 at the University of Trento. After several work experience placements with Italian credit institutions and private companies, he started supporting research activities at the Transcrime Secretariat, Trento (2003-2009) and then at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI), University of Trento (2010-2012). Since March 2013 he has worked within the eCrime Administrative Staff, supporting national and international research project activities.

Web and Graphic Design

Damiano Salvetti

He obtained a high school diploma in Applied Arts at the "Fortunato Depero" School of Arts in Rovereto (TN). He acquired seven years of experience in web graphics applied to the dissemination of criminological research results. Since July 2013 he has attended to Web development and graphics at eCrime.

“More than 94% of online pharmacies are not legitimate”






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