Dr Anna Markovska

Deputy Head, Social Sciences;

Course Leader, MA Criminology;

Associate Professor, Criminology;

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Criminology , Policing

Research Supervision:Yes

Courses taught: Criminology

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

Email: anna.markovska@aru.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

Van Duyne, P., Markovska A., and Serdyuk, A. (2022) The organisation of eco-crime and corruption in 'green' Ukraine. In Van Duyen, et all ed. Narrating Organised Crime Stories and Aristotelian Principles of Drama. The Hague: Eleven.

Markovska, A., Soldatenko, I. (2021) Understanding the dynamics of white-collar criminality in Ukraine. In Lord, N. et all ed. European White-collar crime: exploring the nature of European realities. Bristol: Bristol University Press.

Markovska, A., and van Duyne, P. (2020) Power and trust networks in the organization of crime in Ukraine. In Hufnagel, S and Moiseinko, A. ed. Criminal Networks and Law Enforcement: global perspectives on illegal enterprise. London: Routledge.

Zabyelina, Y. and Markovska A., (2019) Organized Crime, Politics and "Frozen" Conflict in Ukraine. Allum, F. ed. The Handbook on Organised Crime and Politics. Elgar Handbooks in Political Science. Cheltnham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Markovska, A. and Zabyelina, Y. (2018) Negotiated Prohibition: The Organisation of Illegal Gambling Businesses in Ukraine. In Polese A., and Russo A. Edition. Palgrave: London.

Markovska, A., Serdyuk, A., Sokurenko, V. (2018) Corruption, Policing and Migration: exploring the interaction between migrant workers and police in Russia, Ukraine and the UK. International Migration journal.

Markovska, A., and van Duyne, P. (2018) Contextualising corporate criminality in different cultural settings: the case of the gas industry in Ukraine. In Campbell, L. and Lord, N. ed. Corruption in Commercial Enterprise: law, theory and practice. London: Routledge.

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.