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Jose Becerra-Muñoz, Ph.D.
University of Malaga. School of Law
Campus de Teatinos s/n. 29071.
Office: +34.952.137.602, josebecerra@uma.es
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EDUCATION:


- Ph. D. Law (2010) (European mention Doctor Europeus). University of Malaga
 Research director: Dr. D. José Luis Díez-Ripollés
 Title: Decision making in Criminal Policy: foundations for an multidisciplinary analysis

- Degree in Criminology. - Andalusian Institute of Criminology. University of Malaga (2005)

 

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EMPLOYMENT:

 

- Assistant professor (higher level). Criminal Law Department. University of Malaga. From January 2014 to January 2019.

- Assistant professor (lower level). Criminal Law Department. University of Malaga. From January 2012 to January 2014.

- University Lecturer. Criminal Law Department. University of Malaga, from January 2010 to January 2012.

- Research Fellow and Lecturer. Institute of Criminology. University of Malaga, since 2004.- Project Researcher. Title of the project: “the Law and Order Approach as Inspiring Criteria for Criminal Justice Policy”. November to December 2009.

- Collaborating Lecturer. Criminal Law Department. University of Malaga, from 2008 to 2010.

- Substitute Lecturer. Criminal Law Department. University of Malaga from 2004 to 2008.

- Grant holder. Ministry of Science and Technology Grants Programme for Research Training (2004-2008).

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PUBLICATIONS:

 

I. Books.

- Justice and Crime. Crime´s Weight in courts´ statistics. Directors: Elisa García-España and José Luis Díez-Ripollés. Authors: Elisa García-España, Araceli Aguilar-Conde and José Becerra-Muñoz. Edited by the Institute of Criminology of the University of Málaga. Distributed by Tirant lo Blanch. ISBN: 9788490535707. 2013.


- Decision making in criminal policy: foundations for a multidisciplinary analysis. José Becerra-Muñoz. Ed. Tirant lo Blanch. I.S.B.N.: 978-84-9004. Madrid. 2012.


- Prison´s Reality and Policy. Directors: Elisa García-España and Díez-Ripollés, José Luis. Autores: Elisa García-España, José Becerra-Muñoz y Araceli Aguilar-Conde.  ISBN: 9788490045787. Edited by the Institute of Criminoly, University of Málaga. 2012. Málaga, Spain.

 

II. Book Chapters.

- Considerations about the Building of a New Criminal Policy Model. José Becerra-Muñoz, in “Delito, pena, política criminal y tecnologías de la información y la comunicación en las modernas ciencias penales: memorias II Congreso Internacional de Jóvenes investigadores en Ciencias Penales. 27, 28 y 29 de junio de 2011”. Authors: Fernando Pérez Álvarez (ed. lit.), Lina Mariola Díaz Cortés (coord.). Edited by the University of Salamanca. 2012. Spain. ISBN: 978-84-9012-190-0.

 

- Evaluation of Prison Visits by Criminal Law Students, Deborah García-Magna and José Becerra-Muñoz in “El EEES y la divulgación de los resultados investigadores sobre innovación docente”. Ed. Vision Libros. 2011. Pp. 165-184. ISBN: 9788490081198. Madrid, Spain.

 

III. Articles.

Justice according to data. Boletín Criminológico. Article 1/2014, January-February (#148). Fernando Tallón-Cuenca, Elisa García-España, Araceli Aguilar-Conde and José Becerra-Muñoz.

 

New ESC Working Group on Criminal Law Making Policy. José Luis Díez-Ripollés and José Becerra. Newsletter of the European Society of Criminology. “Criminology in Europe”.

 

- Criminal Law-Making Decisions Process. Nº 99 (2013). José Becerra-Muñoz. Revista Española de Derecho Constitucional (ISSN: 0211-5743) (#1 Spanish Legal Journal in JCR (2012))

 

- Prison´s Reality and Policy. Araceli Aguilar-Conde, Elisa García-España and José Becerra-Muñoz. 2012. Boletín Criminológico (ISSNe: 1137-2427), Nº 136 junio-julio

 

- Prison´s visit as a New Tool in Criminal Law Teaching. Deborah García-Magna and José Becerra-Muñoz. 2012. Vivat Academia. Nº 117 bis. ISSNe: 1575-2844.

 

- Spanish Prisons observed from Europe. A compared analysis. José Becerra-Muñoz. 2012. Revista de derecho penal y criminología (ISSN: 1132-9955). 3ª época, año 2012, n. 7.

 

- Prison Population in Europe: a special reference to the Spanish prison system reality. Elisa García-España, José Becerra-Muñoz, Araceli Aguilar-Conde. Revista Criminalidad. ISSN 1794-3108. Volumen 54, número 2, julio-diciembre 2012, p. 77-100, Bogotá, D. C., Colombia.

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FUNDED RESEARCH:

 

I. Internal.

Crime Observatory. Funded by the Institute of Criminology (Malaga). (2003-…)

  • Leading Researcher: José Luis Díez-Ripollés
  • Project Director: Fátima Pérez Jiménez
  • Researchers: José Becerra-Muñoz (since January 2011) and Araceli Aguilar-Conde (since January 2011)
  • More information in English: http://www.oda.uma.es/ingles/index.php

 

II. External.

Western Criminal Policy Evolution in a World of Growing Social Exclusion.

Funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (2013-2015).

  • Leading researcher: José Luis Díez-Ripollés.

 

Law and Order Criminal Policy: indicators, instruments and international dissemination.

Funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation. (2010-2013).

  • Leading Researcher: José Luis Díez-Ripollés.

 

Law and Order Approach as an Inspiring Criteria for Criminal Policy.

Funded by the Ministry of Education and Science. (2006-2009).

  • Leading Researcher: José Luis Díez-Ripollés.

 

Theory and Practice in Criminal Law-Making.

Funded by the Ministry of Education and Science. 2004-2008.

  • Leading Researcher: José Luis Díez-Ripollés.

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PRESENTATIONS:

 

I. Keynote addresses.

- I Legal Sciences Young Researchers´ National Conference. July 2013. Málaga, Spain.

  • Presenting the Project: “Young Researchers Group”. José Becerra-Muñoz and Carolina Jiménes-Sánchez.

 

II. Invited addresses.

- Young Researchers Group (Faculty of Law, University of Malaga). Málaga, Spain. Junio 2013.

  • Living in other countries for research. José Becerra-Muñoz.

 

- II Seminar on Legislative Evaluation. Ciudad Real, Spain. June 2014.

  • Legislative Evaluation in Spain: Improvement Proposals. José Becerra.

 

- II Seminar on Legislative Evaluation. Ciudad Real, Spain. December 2013:

  • Law-Making Spanish Working Group: projects and initiatives. José Luis Díez-Ripolles, José Becerra
  • Proposing a New Legislative Evaluation Model in Spain. José Becerra.

 

III. Conference papers.

- 14th. Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology. Czech Republic, September 2014.

  • Process Evaluation of Two Mayor Criminal Law Reforms in the UK and Spain. Jose Becerra-Muñoz (University of Malaga, Spain)

 

II Meeting of the Criminal Law-Making Policy Esc Working Group. Panel Chairs: Jose Luis Diez-Ripolles (University of Malaga, Spain); Jose Becerra-Muñoz (University of Malaga, Spain).

 

- X Spanish Society of Criminology Conference. Granada, Spain. May 2014.

  • Part of the Organizing Committee
  • Justice and Spanish Regions. José Becerra-Muñoz.

 

- I Symposia of Criminological Research. Madrid, Spain. June 2013

  • Justice and Crime. Crime´s Weight in courts´ statistics. Elisa García-España, Araceli Aguilar-Conde, José Becerra-Muñoz.

 

- 13th. Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology. September 2013. Budapest, Hungry.

  • Launching A New Esc Working Group On Criminal Law-Making Policy. Jose Luis Diez-Ripolles, Jose Becerra-Muñoz
  • Criminal Justice Systems In Europe: A Cross-National Analysis. Jose Becerra, Elisa Garcia-España, Araceli Aguilar-Conde.

 

- XI Sociology Spanish Conference. July 2013.

  • Prison Policy according to Experts. Araceli Aguilar-Conde, Elisa García-España Y José Becerra-Muñoz.

- 2012 American Society of Criminology (ASC) Annual Meeting. Chicago, USA. November 2012.

  • Our Prison Systems. A Cross-National Comparison Based on the Existing Data. José Becerra-Muñoz, Elisa García-España y Araceli Aguilar-Conde.

 

- International Conference. New York City, USA. June 2012.

  • Can we improve the criminal law-making process? José Becerra-Muñoz.

 

- 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology. Vilna, Lithuania. September 2011.

  • Building a better process of Criminal Policy decision making. José Becerra-Muñoz.
  • Prison policy impact through expert analysis of official data. The new Delinquency Observatory Report. José Becerra-Muñoz, Elisa García-España y Araceli Aguilar-Conde.

 

- International Conference on Communication in Universities Today. October 2011.

  • Criminal Law Students prison visits evaluation. Deborah García-Magna y José Becerra-Muñoz.

 

- VIII Spanish Society of Criminology Conference. June 2011:

  • Decision making in criminal policy: the need of a multidisciplinary analysis. José Becerra-Muñoz.
  • Prison policy impact through expert analysis of official data. The new Delinquency Observatory Report. José Becerra-Muñoz, Araceli Aguilar-Conde y Elisa García-España.
  • Teaching techniques to evaluate students with family and working obligations. José Becerra-Muñoz.

 

- II International Conference of Criminal Sciences Young Researchers. Salamanca, Spain. June 2011.

  • Considerations about the creation of a new criminal policy making model. José Becerra-Muñoz.

 

- Andalusian Conference on University Teaching Innovation. December 2009.

  • Student motivation without exclusive attention to studies. José Becerra-Muñoz.

 

- Member of the organizing committee of the IV Congress Spanish Society of Criminology. Malaga, Spain. April 2007.

 

- Member of the organizing committee of the “Experts International Seminar about  Recent Criminal Legislative Policy in Iberoamerica”. Malaga, Spain. December 2006.

 

- II Congreso español de Criminología. Barcelona, Spain. April 2005.

  • Protection warrants for domestic violence victims evaluation. Anabel Cerezo and José Becerra-Muñoz.

 

- 4th. Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology. Amsterdam, Netherlands. August 2004.

  • Moroccan juveniles in situations of high risk of vulnerability. Elisa García-España and José Becerra-Muñoz

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OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES:

 

- Creation and coordination with prof. Díez-Ripolles of the Criminal Law-Making Policy Working Group in the European Society of Criminology. September 2013

 

- Creation and coordination with prof. Díez-Ripolles of the Spanish Criminal Law-Making Policy Working Group. June 2013

 

- Treasurer of the Spanish Society of Criminology. June 2013…

- Founder and member of the Young Researchers Group, Faculty of Law, University of Malaga. January 2011 (still very active today)

 

- Grant to collaborate with the Associate Dean for Masters Degrees. Law School. University of Malaga. 2009 and 2010

 

- Victims´ Service collaborator. March to August of 2004

 

- Boletín Criminológico Coordinator. An empirical criminology journal published by the Institute of Criminology (Malaga, Spain). April 2004 to December 2005.

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SUMMARY OF SEMINARS ATTENDED:

 

- I attend regularly to the weekly seminars of the Criminal Law Department (Malaga) since 2003, in which talks and debates of criminological as well as criminal law interest take place.

- I attend regularly to the monthly seminars of the Institute of Criminology (Malaga) since they began in 2012, in which talks and debates of criminological interest take place.

- I have attended dozens of other seminars and courses of which the following are an example:

  • The Hoffinger Criminal Justice Colloquium, organized by the Center for Research in Crime and Justice (School of Law, New York University, USA) in the period 2012-2013. 

More info at http://crimejustice.law.nyu.edu/hoffinger-forum/ 

  • Resisting the Truth: Challenging the Received Wisdom on Broken Windows, Criminal Profiling, and American Neoliberalism. Dr. Bernard Harcourt. Organized by the Center on Race, Crime and Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York. May 2012.
  • International Colloquium on Death Penalty Abolition. Organized by the Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales and the Instituto de Derecho Penal Europeo e Internacional (Castilla-La Mancha University). December 2009.
  • Specialization Course in International Criminal Law: Terrorism´s new wars and ICL´s responses. International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC), Siracusa (Italia). June 2005.
  • International seminar on Criminal Law-Making Policy in the Western World: a Comparative Perspective. Criminal Law Department, University of Malaga. February 2004.
  • Second research seminar: “Qualitative Methods in Practice”. Faculty of Social Studies. February 2012.
  • Qualitative data analysis with Atlas.ti. January 2014.
  • Statistical data analysis with SPSS. January 2014.
  • Workshop: GIS Mapping for Public Safety. 40-hrs. August 2012. Rutgers Center on Public Security (Rutgers University, NJ, USA).

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MEMBERSHIPS:

 

- Sociedad Española de Investigación Criminológica (SEIC) (member)

- Sociedad Andaluza de Victimología (SAV) (member and founder)

- International Association of Penal Law (IAPL) (member)

- European Society of Criminology, (ESC) (member)

- Young Researchers Group (Faculty of Law, University of Malaga) (member and founder)

- European Society of Criminology Criminal Law-Making Policy Working Group (member and co-founder)

- Spanish Criminal Law-Making Policy Working Group (member and co-founder)

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TEACHING:

 

I. Undergraduate Courses Tought

Criminology Degree:

  Criminal Policy

Public Policies Evaluation

Touristic Areas Security

Criminality Thories

Restorative Justice

Law Degree:

  Criminal Law

Social Work Degree:

Criminology and Prison System

 

II. Graduate Courses Taught

 Criminal Law and Criminal Policy Master’s Degree:

Criminal Law-Making

 

III. Special Courses Taught

  Innovative methodologies for graduate courses teaching. Lawyers Association in Marbella. June 2009.

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RESEARCH VISITS:


• Visiting Researcher. School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, New Jersey (USA). March 2012- March 2013.

• Visiting Researcher. Institute of Criminology. University of Cambridge. United Kingdom. January 2006- June 2006.

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