Alberto Testa

Alberto Testa is a Criminologist, a Far-Right expert and author. Alberto is currently a Professor of Applied Criminology and a full member of the Association of British Investigators. He is also a specialist in applied behaviour analysis (deception/credibility), forensic interviewing and cyber intelligence analysis. In 2021, for his work on extremism, Alberto was elected Fellow by the Council of the prestigious Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.

Widely considered an expert on Far-Right extremism/terrorism & Far-Right Hooliganism, Alberto is a regular media contributor. He has contributed to a wide range of media including the New York Times, BBC, LBC RADIO, Sky News, CNN, CBS, the Voice of America and many others. 

Research Areas

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

Latest Media contributions

For Media contributions

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Current Research Projects 

  • Guest editor for the research collection Sport radicalisation and violent extremism for Frontiers. (2022)
  • White Jihad ,Terrorism and the Far-Right in Europe
  • On the streets of “Gomorrah” with the Falchi (Hawks). In this ethnographic work, criminologist Alberto Testa will explain the dangerous world of the “Falchi”, an elite motorcycle unit of the Italian Police which has battled against Camorra and Mafia since the 1970’s.

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