Dr. Damián Zaitch
d.zaitch@uu.nl
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Profiel

Dr. Damián Zaitch (1966) is since 2009 senior lecturer at the Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology, Utrecht University. From 2000 to 2009 he was lecturer at the Department of Criminology, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has researched and published on social control and terrorism, police cooperation in Europe, critical criminology, and for the past 15 years on organised crime, drug trafficking and drug policies in the Netherlands and Latin America. He obtained his PhD (2001, cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam, with an ethnographic research on Colombians involved in the cocaine business in the Netherlands (Trafficking Cocaine (2002), Kluwer Law International) for which he obtained the Willem Nagel Prize in 2003. Since then, he has conducted qualitative research on drug smuggling in the port of Rotterdam, synthetic drugs markets in Amsterdam, virtual hooliganism, and the demand of women trafficking. He is currently interested in new forms of cross-border transnational organised crime, on state and corporate crime against the environment (food industry, exploitation of natural resources) and on innovative qualitative research methods and fields such as virtual ethnography and visual criminology. He coordinates at Utrecht the Erasmus Mundus Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology.

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Damián Zaitch's list of publications (new window).

Alle publicaties
  2016 - Voordrachten / lezingen
D. Zaitch (19-05-2016) Title presentation: "Corporate 'crimes' against the environment: a green criminological perspective"
D. Zaitch (02-06-2016) Title presentation: "International drug transportation: recent trends in cocaine trafficking”.
D. Zaitch (09-11-2016) Title presentation: "On Netflix' Narcos"
D. Zaitch (04-05-2016) Title presentation: "Participatory Action Research: a suited methodology for critical criminology”.
  2015 - Boekdelen / hoofdstukken
Siegel, D. & Zaitch, D. (2015). Cultural Criminology Utrecht style. In F. de Jong, J.A.E. Vervaele, M. Boone, C. Kelk, F.A.M.M. Koenraadt, F.G.H. Kristen, D. Rozenblit & E. Sikkema (Eds.), Overarching views of crime and deviancy - Rethinking the Legacy of the Utrecht School (pp. 1-7). The Hague: Eleven International Publishers.
Zaitch, Damian & Gutiérrez Gómez, Laura (2015). Mining as State-Corporate Crime - The Case of AngloGold Ashanti in Colombia. In Gregg Barak (Eds.), The Routledge International Handbook of the Crimes of the Powerful (pp. pp. 386-397) (11 p.). New York: Routledge.
  2015 - Voordrachten / lezingen
D. Zaitch (10-06-2015) Cocaine trafficking from Latin America to Europe. Research methods and recent trends
D. Zaitch (26-06-2015) Panel on "Films and Crime"
D. Zaitch (04-05-2015) Presentatie: "Nothing kills criminology like bad method. Epistemological and methodological issues in cultural criminological explanations"
D. Zaitch (14-04-2015) Presentation: "Participatory Action Research (PAR): The LAR Project"
D. Zaitch (21-05-2015) Title Presentation: "Cocaine business and money in the Netherlands"
D. Zaitch (24-09-2015) Title presentation: "Cocaine trafficking from Latin America to Europe: recent trends"
D. Zaitch (14-11-2015) Title presentation: "Cocaine: new developments"
  2014 - Boekdelen / hoofdstukken
Zaitch, Damian, Boekhout van Solinge, Timothy & Muller, Gudrun (2014). Harms, crimes and natural resource exploitation: A green criminological and human rights perspective on land-use change. In Maarten Bavinck, Lorenzo Pellegrini & Erik Mostert (Eds.), Conflicts over Natural Resources in the Global South - Conceptual Approaches (pp. 91-108) (18 p.). London: CRC Press.
van de Bunt, H., Siegel, D. & Zaitch, D. (2014). The Social Embeddedness of Organized Crime. In L. Paoli (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime (pp. 321-339) (19 p.). New York: Oxford University Press.
  2014 - Voordrachten / lezingen
D. Zaitch (01-09-2014) 9th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP)
D. Zaitch (29-10-2014) Common Session: "Who is the criminal?", organised by the University of Peloponnesos.
D. Zaitch (27-09-2014) Erasmus Mundus Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology Workshop
D. Zaitch (12-09-2014) Paper presented: "The Social Embeddedness of Organised Crime"
D. Zaitch (15-10-2014) Presentation: "The Social Embeddedness of Organised Crime"
D. Zaitch (16-04-2014) Presentation: "Towards a harm reduction approach on drug trafficking"
D. Zaitch (19-03-2014) Seminar organised by CIROC, presentation title: "Cocaine trafficking and law enforcement in the Netherlands and Europe: 10 years later". Also Seminar organiser.
D. Zaitch (09-07-2014) Workshop for DSD fellows organised by Open Society Foundation and the Social Science Research Council
  2013 - Artikelen
Ambagtsheer, Frederike, Zaitch, Damian & Weimar, Willem (2013). The Battle for Human Organs. Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism in a Global Context. Global Crime, 14 (1), (pp. 1-26) (26 p.).
  2013 - Voordrachten / lezingen
D. Zaitch (02-07-2013) Chair in Panel on Vigilantism
D. Zaitch (30-10-2013) Fall Common Session "Criminology beyond Borders: Flows, Conflict and Power"
D. Zaitch (06-09-2013) Presentation: "Researching Transnational Organized Crime: Methods, Questions and Agendas"
D. Zaitch (28-09-2013) Presentation: "The LAR Project: researching environmental crime in Latin America"
  2012 - Artikelen
Ambagtsheer, F., Zaitch, D., van Swaaningen, R., Duijst, W., Zuidema, W. & Weimar, W. (2012). Cross-border Quest: The Reality and Legality of Transplant Tourism. Journal of Transplantation, (pp. 1-7) (7 p.). Article ID 391936; Doi:10.1155/2012/391936.
  2012 - Boekdelen / hoofdstukken
Zaitch, D. (2012). Narcotráfico y reducción de daños: reflexiones para un debate urgente. In Gustavo Sibilla & Juan López Chorne (Eds.), Desafíos para el Planeamiento Estratégico de la Seguridad Ciudadana (pp. 165-178) (14 p.). Buenos Aires: Ministry of Security of Argentina.
  2012 - Voordrachten / lezingen
D. Zaitch (07-03-2012) CIROC Seminar: "Coffeeshops: the best of two evils?"
D. Zaitch (03-10-2012) Organization of CIROC Seminar “Organized Crime in Mexico”
D. Zaitch (07-06-2012) Organization of Conference “Lands and Rights in Trouble Waters (LAR)” in the framework of the LAR project
D. Zaitch (22-09-2012) Presentation (keynote) “Transnational Environmental Crime”
  2011 - Boekdelen / hoofdstukken
Zaitch, D. (2011). Reducción de daños y descriminalización: el caso del tráfico de drogas ilícitas. In M. Postay (Eds.), Abolicionismo Penal Siglo XXI. Unamirada actual y latinoamericana de la no pena (pp. 102-124) (23 p.). Buenos Aires: Editores del Puerto.
Ambagtsheer, F., Zaitch, D. & Weimar, W. (2011). The paradox of organ trafficking prohibition: how to control the potential adverse effects of the Istanbul Declaration. In W. Weimar, M. Bos & J. van Busschbach (Eds.), Organ Transplantation: Ethical, Legal and Psychological Aspects. Volume II. Expanding the European Platform (pp. 73-80) (8 p.). Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers.
  2011 - Voordrachten / lezingen
D. Zaitch (13-10-2011) Discussant in International Conference ‘Contested Mobility: People, Commodities and Policies across Latin America and the Caribbean’ (Panel ‘The circulation of commodities: chains across borders’), 13-14 October 2011
D. Zaitch (23-09-2011) Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (EMJD) Conference
D. Zaitch (27-06-2011) Expert meeting ‘Democracy and Security in Latin America’, Discussant on contribution ‘Democracy and Organized Crime in LA’ by Prof. dr. Dirk Kruijt
D. Zaitch (18-03-2011) Expert meeting and selection procedure DSD program
D. Zaitch (30-10-2011) Presentation ‘Crimes, harms and natural resource exploitation. A green criminological perspective on Land-Use Change’ (with Tim Boekhout van Solinge)
D. Zaitch (24-11-2011) Presentation ‘Green Criminology and Environmental Activism’
D. Zaitch (16-05-2011) Presentation ‘Having a shared theory of change and making a simple logframe’ in NWO meeting ‘Project Management Training’
D. Zaitch (29-10-2011) Presentation ‘Lands and Rights in Trouble Waters (LAR)’
D. Zaitch (30-11-2011) Presentation ‘Narcotrafficking: what policies for harm reduction?’
D. Zaitch (29-11-2011) Presentation ‘Narcotrafficking: what policies for harm reduction?’
  2010 - Boekdelen / hoofdstukken
Zaitch, D. & Decorte, T. (2010). (Auto-)biografische data en methoden. In T. Decorte & D. Zaitch (Eds.), Kwalitatieve methoden en technieken in de criminologie 2e druk (pp. 173-197) (25 p.). Leuven/Den Haag: Uitgeverij Acco.
Zaitch, D. (2010). De abstract: tips en voorbeelden. In T Decorte & D Zaitch (Eds.), Kwalitatieve methoden en technieken in de criminologie, 2nd Edition (pp. 503-505) (3 p.). Leueven/Den Haag: Uitgeverij Acco.
Zaitch, D., Leys, M & Decorte, T. (2010). De gevalstudie. In T. Decorte & D. Zaitch (Eds.), Kwalitatieve methoden en technieken in de criminologie, 2nd Edition (pp. 173-197) (25 p.). Leuven/Den Haag: Uitgeverij Acco.
Zaitch, D. & de Leeuw, T. (2010). Fighting with images. The production and consumption of violence among online football supporters. In Hayward K. & Presdee M. (Eds.), Framing Crime. Cultural Criminology and the Image (pp. 172-188) (17 p.). London: Routledge Cavendish.
  2010 - Artikelen in bundels / proceedings
Zaitch, D., Decorte, T. & van Calster, P. (2010). (Auto-)biografische data en methoden. In T Decorte & D Zaitch (Eds.), Kwalitatieve methoden en technieken in de criminologie, 2nd Edition (pp. 343-378) (36 p.). Leuven/Den Haag: Acco.
Zaitch, D., Leys, M & Decorte, T. (2010). De gevalstudie. In T Decorte & D Zaitch (Eds.), Kwalitatieve methoden en technieken in de criminologie, 2nd Edition (pp. 173-197) (25 p.). Leuven/Den Haag: Acco.
  2009 - Boeken
Zaitch, D. & Decorte, T. (2009). Kwalitatieve methoden en technieken in de criminologie. (544 p.). Leuven/Den Haag: Acco.
  2009 - Boekdelen / hoofdstukken
Decorte, T., Zaitch, D. & van Calster, P. (2009). (Auto-)biografische methoden. In T. Decorte & D. Zaitch (Eds.), Kwalitatieve methoden en technieken in de criminologie (pp. 339-371) (32 p.). Leuven/Den Haag: Acco.
Zaitch, D. (2009). Culture, Power and Markets: the Challenges of Cultural Criminology. In C.H. Brants & S. van der Poel (Eds.), Diverse kwesties; liber amicorum prof. dr. Frank Bovenkerk (pp. 351-360) (9 p.). Den Haag: Boom Juridische Uitgevers.
Zaitch, D. & Mitrakas, A. (2009). Digital forensics and the chain of custody to counter cybercrime. In D. Politis (Eds.), Socioeconomic and Legal Implications of Electronic Intrusion (pp. 164-182) (18 p.). Londen: Idea Group Publishing.
Zaitch, D. (2009). Etnografisch onderzoek naar Colombiaanse drugshandelaren: van registratie tot analyse. In T. Decorte & D. Zaitch (Eds.), Kwalitatieve methoden en technieken in de criminologie (pp. 454-456) (3 p.). Leuven/Den Haag: Acco.
Zaitch, D. & de Leeuw, T. (2009). Gephotoshopte reputaties: ‘gevaarlijke’ beelden van voetbalsupporters op het internet. In T. Decorte & D. Zaitch (Eds.), Kwalitatieve methoden en technieken in de criminologie (pp. 388-389) (2 p.). Leuven/Den Haag: Acco.
Zaitch, D. & Staring, R. (2009). Hoerenlopers op de internet. In T. Decorte & D. Zaitch (Eds.), Kwalitatieve methoden en technieken in de criminologie (pp. 422-423) (2 p.). Leuven/Den Haag: Acco.
Decorte, T. & Zaitch, D. (2009). Inleiding. In T. Decorte & D. Zaitch (Eds.), Kwalitatieve methoden en technieken in de criminologie (pp. 25-32) (7 p.). Leuven/Den Haag: Acco.
Zaitch, D., Mortelmans, D. & Decorte, T. (2009). Participerende Observatie in de Criminologie. In T. Decorte & D. Zaitch (Eds.), Kwalitatieve methoden en technieken in de criminologie (pp. 257-309) (52 p.). Leuven/Den Haag: Acco.
Zaitch, D. & Staring, R. (2009). The Flesh is Weak and the Spirit Even Weaker. Prostitution clients and women trafficking in the Netherlands. In A. Di Nicola (Eds.), Prostitution and Human Trafficking. Focus on Clients (pp. 67-121) (54 p.). New York: Springer.
  2003 - Artikelen
Bovenkerk, F., Siegel, D. & Zaitch, D. (2003). Organized crime and ethnic reputation manipulation. Crime, Law and Social Change, 39 (1), (pp. 23-38) (16 p.).
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D. Zaitch () 100%-controle bolletjesslikkers: Politie-actie Baekelandplein 'overtrokken' en 'niet gebaseerd op feiten'
  0 - Voordrachten / lezingen
D. Zaitch () Chair and executive presentations during LAR consortium meeting
D. Zaitch () Panel moderator and MA thesis juror during the Fall Common Session of the Common Study Programme in Criminal Justice and Critical Criminology
D. Zaitch () Panel moderator during the Spring Common Session of the Common Study Programme in Criminal Justice and Critical Criminology
D. Zaitch () Presentation ‘Lands and Rights in Trouble Waters (LAR)’ project, during the Fall Common Session of the Common Study Programme in Criminal Justice and Critical Criminology, 7-9 November 2011
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For the past five years, he has conducted research in three distinct but interrelated fields: a) illegal drug trafficking and policies, b) cross-border organized and corporate crime, and c) ‘green’ criminology.

On drug trafficking and policies, after completing follow-up research on cocaine trafficking through the port of Rotterdam (Zaitch 2002d, 2003e, 2009e) and on synthetic drug production and trafficking in Amsterdam (Blickman et al 2003), he researched and published on alternative drug policies in Latin America (Zaitch 2008b, 2009d, 2011, 2012), focusing particularly on how to apply a harm reduction approach to the illegal drug production and trafficking. He co-supervises three PhD projects in this terrain: one on Nigerian cocaine traffickers in Brazil and China, one on doping networks in the Netherlands and Belgium, and one on the legalization of cannabis production and trade in Uruguay.

A second field of enquiry relates to old and new forms of cross-border organized and corporate crime. Recent research includes studies on organ trafficking (Ambagtsheer et al 2011, 2012, 2013), online hooliganism (Zaitch and De Leeuw 2010), cybercrime (Mitrakas and Zaitch 2006, 2009), women trafficking (Zaitch and Staring 2007, 2008, 2009; Siegel and Zaitch 2013), organized crime policies (Zaitch 2006a, Zaitch et al 2007) and on organized crime theory (Zaitch 2009a, Van de Bunt et al 2013). Research activities in this field are framed within CIROC (Centre for Information and Research on Organized Crime), a network of leading Dutch scholars also involved in knowledge dissemination of organized crime research results. In this field he co-supervise(d) three PhD projects on male and child prostitution in Bogotá, on Islamic fundamentalism and radicalization in the Netherlands, and on the criminalization of the squatting movement in Amsterdam.

A third, more recent line of research relates to the field of green criminology and focuses on the crimes and harms around the exploitation of natural resources, mainly in Latin America (Zaitch et al 2013). This research takes place in the framework of the NWO CoCooN project LAR (Lands and Rights in Troubled Waters) that will run until 2014 and focuses on Colombia and Brazil. Publications in this terrain are planned on soy production and export from Brazil and on gold mining by multinational corporations in Colombia. In this area he co-supervises three PhD projects (all three focusing on Colombia) on the palm-oil industry in the Southern part of the country, on transnational corporations and environmental rights violations from an international law perspective, and on mining and paramilitarism in Colombia.     

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He is involved in several courses of the Minor Criminologie (International Organized Crime, Criminologisch Onderzoek) and of the Master Criminologie (Advanced Methodology, Crimes of the Powerful and Green Criminology). He also participates in various PhD training programs in the Netherlands and abroad, mainly in the fields of research methodology and transnational organized crime. He coordinates the Utrecht PhD Summer School on Advanced Qualitative and Legal Methods in Criminology. 

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He is founding and board member of CIROC, Centre for Information and Research on Organised Crime.

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