City Elche
Country Spain
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The Miguel Hernández University of Elche is a young and dynamic public University located in southeast Spain, an area of high economic and business potential. The UMH is an advanced University equipped with the most modern infrastructure and technology, which makes it possible to be strong in research, and has specialised units directed by highly prestigious professional people. The Research Transfer Office (OTRI), with a long tradition in European Projects Management, acts as the University’s primary source of guidance and support for those engaging, or wishing to engage, in research activity at the European level. We help our researchers with the administering of EU funded Research projects across the University Miguel Hernandez de Elche.

CRÍMINA is a research centre belonging to Miguel Hernández University and Elche City Council and is dedicated to the research on security and crime prevention: from forms and typologies of crime, to effects on crime victims, including the analysis of specific displays in certain spatial and temporal situations. As part of Miguel Hernández University, a modern university specializing in research which is placed among the top three productive universities in research in Spain, Crímina has carried out a wide range of R+D scientific projects which have been resulted for security improvement and have been at display in the most in the most important national and international conferences. The UMH group from the CRIMINA has a high potential in research and excellence. The professional qualifications of the department researchers are not only solid but they are also diverse and on the whole, multidisciplinary. Directed by Dr. Fernando Miró Llinares, who has a 15-year career in empirical research, and the staff at the Crímina Centre is comprised of criminologists, lawyers, psychologists, statisticians, social workers, philosophers, political scientists and police officers conducting specialized research in criminology and security, especially applied on the prevention of crime.

Pericles Contact Person

Fernando Miro Llinares, Project Representative/ Researcher in charge

Francisco Javier Castro Toledo, Project Representative/ Department  Administration

Mariano Almela Alarcón, Project Representative/ UMH Central Administration

Francisca Leyva Garrido, Project Representative/UMH  Central Administration


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