Maria Jofre is a postdoctoral research fellow at Transcrime. She is an expert in machine learning, corporate data analytics, risk assessment modelling and open-source media analysis. Her main interests lie in the development of analytical solutions aimed at improving the assessment of transnational crimes and related risks. Maria holds a PhD in Business Analytics (The University of Sydney), as well as a Master in Operations Management and a degree in Industrial Engineering (University of Chile).
Scientific articles on COVID-19 and crime
• Aziani, A., Bertoni, G. A., Jofre, M., & Riccardi, M. (2021). COVID‑19 and Organized Crime: Strategies employed by criminal groups to increase their profits and power in the first months of the pandemic, Trends in Organized Crime. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12117-021-09434-x
• UNODC (2020). The impact of COVID-19 on organized crime. Vienna: UNODC. https://www.transcrime.it/pubblicazioni/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-organized-crime/