Alberto Testa

Alberto Testa is a criminologist, an internationally recognised far-right expert and Author. He specialises in Far-Right extremism & terrorism. Alberto is currently a Professor of Applied Criminology at the University of West London (UK) and a member of the Association of British Investigators (MABI). Alberto is also a specialist in applied behaviour analysis (deception), forensic interviewing and cyber intelligence analysis.

As a criminologist, Alberto Testa’ s work focuses on individuals in their own environment using evidence validated by direct experience from the “field”. The aim is to understand the way each group studied, and individuals belonging to it, see the world. So speaking and interacting with participants is crucial. Albeit this approach is very challenging, it makes Alberto’s work unique as it provides in depth and current analyses on far-right groups.

Research Areas

  • Far-Right Extremism, Terrorism and policing
  • Far-Right and the organised crime
  • Racism – Antisemitism & Islamophobia
  • Far-Right Football Hooliganism, Ultras

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Current Research Projects 

  • Guest editor for the research collection Sport radicalisation and violent extremism for Frontiers. (2021)
  • An Ethnography of Online Far-Right extremism
  • White Jihad ,Terrorism and the Far-Right in Europe
  • Through the Magnifying Glass: Mapping Extremism in the Bosnian Football Terraces. This research will contribute to the Bosnia & Herzegovina Resilience Initiative (BHRI) Programme (implemented by the International Organization for Migration -United Nations, funded and closely coordinated with the U.S. Agency for International Development -USAID) aiming to reduce the threat of violent extremism in BiH and to counter extremist efforts to deepen or exploit communal tensions. 

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