Miriam Pina

Collaborator Researcher

Miriam Pina is an Invited Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto since 2008. She is a Ph.D. student at the École des Sciences Criminelles of the University of Lausanne since March 2019; with a Master's Degree in Criminology and Security, from the same University, with honorable mention Summa Cum Laude and a degree in Psychology, with a specialization in Psychology of Deviant Behavior, from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto. Currently, she is a teacher and Internship Coordinator for the degree in Criminology at FDUP, Scientific Coordinator of the Advanced Post-University Specialization in Victimology at the Portuguese Institute of Psychology (INSPSIC), and, since 2020, a doctoral fellow at the Foundation for Science and Technology ( FCT). Recently (2021), she published the work: 'ENTRE DROGUE ET CRIME: CONTIGENCE OR NÉCESSITÉ? Une étude empirique sur les trajectoires d'un groupe de tenus condamnés' and in February 2022 received the Pedagogical Innovation Award from the University of Porto. As a researcher, she collaborated with the Universities of Porto, Lausanne, and Zurich on several national and international projects, including the Effects of Drug Substitution Programs on Offending among Drug-Addicts Project, which produced the Campbell Collaboration meta-analysis. She is currently part of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Justice at the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto and the Council of the School of Criminology. In her professional career, she was a technician responsible for evaluating inmates/assessing the risk of recidivism at the Penitentiary Establishments of la Plaine de l'Orbe (Canton de Vaud - Switzerland); has also collaborated, since 2013, with UMAR in the training of qualified agents who work in the field of Domestic Violence and its prevention or revictimization (Victim Support Technician) and with the CRIAP Institute, in the Victim Support Technician Course Victim Support (TAV), since 2016. She is a member of the working group on Prison Life & Effects of Imprisonment of the European Society of Criminology, Member of the European Society of Criminology (ESC), member of the International Association of French-Speaking Criminology (AICLF ) and Portuguese (AICLP); member of the Supervisory Board of APAV - Portuguese Victim Support Association. She is also a member of the Order of Portuguese Psychologists, with professional license No. 007961.