Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth

Vasileios is a Senior Lecturer in Law and Cybercrime at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth.

He is the course leader for the newly launched BSc in Criminology and Cybercrime and the Director of the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic, a project focusing on increasing cybercrime awareness and resilience and assisting the police in preventing and protecting the public in relation to cybercrime threats.

Vasileios is also a member of the Institute for Ethical AI and Machine Learning and has been a member of different ethics committees within the University of Portsmouth and the NHS. Vasileios is also involved in an EU-funded project focusing on improving counter-radicalisation practices for young people in the 2 Seas areas.

His research interests focus mainly on cybercrime and cybersecurity, policing hi-tech crime, Internet regulation, online politics and human rights in cyberspace and ethics.

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  • “Ethics in criminological research: Lessons from a research ethics committee” Ron Iphofen (ed) The Springer Handbook of Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity. Springer Nature, forthcoming 2019 (Book chapter)
  • Living with Hacktivism: From Conflict to Symbiosis (2018) Palgrave Macmillan (Monograph)
  • “Book Review: Regulating Speech in Cyberspace: Gatekeepers, Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility” by Emily B. Laidlaw, (2017) Journal of Information Rights, Policy and Practice (book review)
  • “Insider unauthorised use of authorised access: What are the alternatives to the Computer Misuse Act 1990?” (2016) International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, Issue 47, pp.85-96. (journal article)
  • “From Morris to Nosal: The history of exceeding authorization and the need for a change” (2016) John Marshall Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law,30, pp.227-270. (journal article)


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