Dr Anna Markovska

Course Leader, MA Criminology

Senior Lecturer, Criminology

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

Department:Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Criminology

Courses taught: Criminology, Criminology and Sociology, Criminology

Anna’s research interests within criminology include organised crime, corruption, justice in transition, comparative criminal justice, and democracy in Ukraine.

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anna.markovska@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Anna joined our Department in 2005 and since September 2011, she has been the course leader of our MA Criminology.

Anna has been successful with two British Academy Small Grants applications. In 2007, she was awarded a British Academy grant to investigate the drug –crime connections amongst Ukrainian prisoners. In 2010 she received a subsequent grant to investigate the issues of migrant workers and crime, interviewing migrant workers in the UK, Russia and Ukraine.

In May 2013, the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted the 14th Cross-Border Crime Colloquium, welcoming leading criminologists from UK, Italy, Croatia, Romania, Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, and Ukraine.

Research interests

  • Countries in transition
  • Corruption, money laundering
  • Transnational policing
  • Comparative criminal justice

Areas of research supervision

  • Money laundering and corruption
  • Evaluation of anti-money laundering legislation

Qualifications

  • PhD Finance, Cass Business School, City University, 2004   
  • MPhil Criminology, Institute of Criminology, New Hall College, University of Cambridge, 1999
  • BA and MA Sociology with Honors,  Kharkiv State University, 1996

Memberships, editorial boards

  • European Society of Criminology

Selected recent publications

Duyne, Harvey, Antonopoulos, von Lampe, Maljevic and Markovska (Eds.), 2004. Corruption, greed and crime money: sleaze and shady economy in Europe and beyond. Oisterwijk: Wolf Legal Publishing.

Markovska, Serdyuk, 2014. Analysing media representation of corruption in Ukraine: who is panicking? In: Duyne et al (Ed.). Corruption, greed and crime money: sleaze and shady economy in Europe and beyond. Oisterwijk: Wolf Legal Publishing.

Markovska, Serduyk, 2013. Dysfunctional social institutions as an obstacle to tackle crime: exploring the dilemma of a good Ukrainian policeman. In: Petrus C. van Duyne, Jackie Harvey, Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Klaus von Lampe, Almir Maljeviæ, Jon Spencer (Eds.). Human dimensions in organised crime, money laundering and corruption. Nijmegen (NETH): Wolf Legal Publishers.

Serduyk, O. and Markovska, A., 2012. Migrant workers and police relationship. Visnuk Kharkiv National University, 999(30), pp.131-136. [In Ukrainian].

Markovska, A. and Serduyk, A., 2011. Ukrainian underworld: from street gambling games to the games of politics and big business. In: Antonopoulos, Groenhuijsen, et al (Ed.). Usual and unusual organizing criminals in Europe and beyond: profitable crimes, from underworld to upper world. Antwerp: Maklu.

Recent presentations and conferences

Legitimacy and politics: exploring the role of criminal underworld in Ukraine. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, 2014, Prague.

The politics of organised crime in Ukrainian context. Perspective paper presented at the 15th Cross Border Crime Colloquium, 2014, Sarajevo, Bosnia.

Politics and corruption in the media: the Ukrainian perspective.Paper presented at the 14th Cross Border Crime Colloquium, 2013, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

Beer is cold, girls are hot: placing racism in Ukrainian context. Paper presented at the 12th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, 2012, Bilbao, Spain.

Migrant workers and crime: where Kings Lynn meets Moscow. Paper presented at the annual British Society of Criminology Conference, 2012, Portsmouth.

Dysfunctional social institutions as an obstacle to tackle crime: exploring the dilemma of a good Ukrainian policeman. Paper presented at the 13th Cross Border Crime Colloquium, 2012, Manchester.