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Dr. Atanas Rusev

Security Program


PhD in Organizational Psychology, Sofia University "St. Kl. Ohridski"

MA in Social Psychology, Sofia University "St. Kl. Ohridski"

MA in Work and Organisational Psychology, Sofia University "St. Kl. Ohridski"


Atanas Rusev is the Director of the Security Program at CSD. After joining CSD in 2010, he has worked on a number of research projects, funded by the Prevention and Fight Against Crime Programme, Internal Security Fund and 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. Atanas is responsible for project management, research, data collection, quantitative and qualitative analysis within key projects in the area of justice and home affairs. His research focus is related to organised crime and in particular extortion, loansharking, drug trafficking and drug markets, prostitution markets and human trafficking, organised VAT frauds, corruption and organised crime, money laundering and confiscated criminal assets. He is an author of various publications on corruption and organised crime, financing of organised crime, organised crime threat assessment and confiscation of criminal assets. During 2008-2010 he worked as an external consultant to the National Centre for Drug Addictions and the National Programme for Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS, run by the Ministry of Health. Atanas is also a member of the European Society of Criminology.

Research Focus 

Organised crime; extortion; usury; drug markets; prostitution markets; trafficking in human beings; confiscated criminal assets


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