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.