Institute of Criminal Justice Studies


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Dr Vasileios Karagiannopoulos

  • Qualifications: LLB(Hons), LLM, PhD
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer, and Course Leader – BSc (Hons) Criminology and Cybercrime
  • Address: St George's Building, 141 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 3907
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  • Department: Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Vasileios has graduated from Athens Law School and has completed an LLM in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law and a PhD in Law at the University of Strathclyde, School of Law. He has taught IT Law, E-commerce Law and Human Rights modules for the University of Strathclyde and the Edinburgh University Law Schools. He is currently employed by ICJS, Portsmouth University as a Senior Lecturer in Law and Cybercrime.

Vasileios is the Chair of the ICJS Ethics Committee and Alternate Vice-Chair for the FHSS Ethics Committee. He is the director of the Portsmouth Cybercrime Awareness Clinic and will be the course leader for the upcoming new BSc in Criminology and Cybercrime, to be launched in September 2018.

Teaching Responsibilities

Vasileios currently coordinates and teaches a variety of units on all levels, in the areas of International and Transnational Offending, International Fraud and Corruption, Cybercrime and Law, Issues in Criminal Justice and Online Governance and Regulation.

He also supervises doctorates in the areas of social media and police investigations, cybersecurity in schools as well as more general criminal justice-related topics.


  • Information technology law and regulation
  • Crime, punishment and new technologies
  • Human rights
  • Regulation theory
  • Critical criminology
  • Internet politics and political protest
  • Intellectual property law
  • Penology

Research profile

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