Nikos Passas Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice firstname.lastname@example.org 617.373.4309 Expertise corruption, COVID-19, illicit financial flows, international crime, terrorism finance, trade sanctions, vaccine fraud Nikos Passas in the Press Boston.com ‘She even had boyfriends that believed that she was that age’: A mother stole her daughter’s identity to get loans and attend college Social Security fraud and identity theft are crimes that can be “a very, very common kind of issue,” according to Nikos Passas, a professor of criminology and criminal justice at Northeastern University in Boston. From April 1 to Sept. 30, there were more than 270,000 allegations of Social Security fraud, of which more than 167,000 […] Woman Stole Daughter’s Identity to Get Loans and Attend College, U.S. Says Social Security fraud and identity theft are crimes that can be “a very, very common kind of issue,” according to Nikos Passas, a professor of criminology and criminal justice at Northeastern University. From April 1 to Sept. 30, there were more than 270,000 allegations of Social Security fraud, of which more than 167,000 were categorized […] Gizmodo The Grift and Cybercrime Blight on the Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout “That gives some plausibility to the authenticity of what they’re selling” on the black market, said Nikos Passas, the co-director of Northeastern University’s Institute for Security and Public Policy. Al Arabiya Vaccine nationalism to increase COVID-19 deaths, prolong pandemic: Experts “[Vaccine nationalism] might risk prolonging the crisis. If you don’t inoculate a sufficient percentage of the population, you don’t have the immunity to go back to normality,” said Nikos Passas, criminology professor at Northeastern University. Deutsche Welle Officials warn of fake COVID-19 vaccines “There is so much secrecy built in here that the dark figure of crime is at this stage impossible to estimate,” said Nikos Passas, a professor of criminology and criminal justice at Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts. The Japan Times Expert disputes Japan government claim that conspiracy bill needed to ratify U.N. treaty The government has said the bill is needed to ratify a U.N. treaty on international organized crime and that it would boost counterterrorism efforts ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But Nikos Passas, a professor at Northeastern University in Boston who drafted a legislative guide for the U.N. treaty, takes issue with the proposition that […] The Hill Lawmakers eye crackdown on illicit trade Nikos Passas, a criminology professor at Northeastern University, called for increased data sharing so countries and businesses could put together otherwise distant pieces. “The private sector does not want to deal with terrorists,” said Passas. “Countries very much want to see each others data … especially if they can have our data.” Why we should all care about the FIFA scandal Dr. Nikos Passas is a professor of criminal justice at Northeastern University, and has served as a consultant to the United Nations on anti-corruption matters. He says the laissez-faire system that governs major sports organizations domestically and abroad is largely to blame for a scandal of this magnitude. “You have the problems of lack of […] Nikos Passas for Northeastern Global News Why is identity theft on the rise? And what to do if your identity is stolen? Why is identity theft on the rise? And what to do if your identity is stolen? The Federal Trade Commission received 5.7 million reports of identity theft and fraud last year, up about 2.3 million cases reported in 2019. 3Qs: What will the Panama Papers reveal next? 3Qs: What will the Panama Papers reveal next? Criminal justice professor Nikos Passas, an expert in the study of corruption and illicit financial flows, discusses the international fallout from the Panama Papers, which show how public officials have used offshore bank accounts to conceal their wealth or avoid taxes. Northeastern professor testifies at House hearing on countering terrorism financing Northeastern professor testifies at House hearing on countering terrorism financing Nikos Passas, an international financial crime expert, was on Capitol Hill Wednesday telling members of a House Financial Services Committee task force that the global threat of trade-based money laundering is serious but that effective responses are within reach.