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Ioanna Gouseti

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Ioanna Gouseti
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Ioanna is a PhD student in the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. Her research examines the ways that psychological processes, such as psychological distance and need for cognitive closure, impact on lay reactions to the risk of personal victimisation.Ioanna has studied Sociology (BA) and Criminology (MSc) in the Department of Sociology at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens.

Her research interests include: attitudes to crime, fear of crime, risk perception, psychological distance, social categorisation bias, sociology of gender, social research methodology.


  • Jackson, J. and Gouseti, I. (2014). ‘Fear of Crime and the Psychology of Risk’, entry in Bruinsma, G. and Wesiburd, D. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Springer-Verlag. link
  • Jackson, J. and Gouseti, I. (2013). ‘Fear of Crime’, entry in Miller (ed.), Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology, Wiley-Blackwell. link
  • Gouseti, I., (2011), “Harmful traditional practices against women and human rights”, in Criminology (Egklimatologia), 1: 160-165 (in Greek language)  
  • Gouseti, I., (2010), “Criminological approaches of the female gender: Ten criminological theories. Ten criminological representations of the female criminal”, Honorary Volume to the Professor Emeritus Iakovos Farsedakis, “Contemporary criminality, its confrontation and criminology”, Vol. I, Athens: Law Library, pp. 255-267. 
  • Tsouramanis, Ch., (Scientific Coordination), Gouseti, Ι., Zeaki, MS., Koroli, Μ.Ε., Lembesi, Μ., Menti, Β. & Mbarmbasi, Μ. (Collaboration), (2009). Crime in Theory, in Reality & in Feature Films. Athens: Β.Ν. Katsaros Publ. (in Greek language) 
  • Gouseti, I., (2007), “Theoretical approaches of prostitution: from positivism to feminism”, in The Art of Crime (online journal of the Centre for Penal and Criminological Research, University of Athens), Vol. 5 (in Greek language)