Miguel Ángel Cano Paños is Head Lecturer of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Granada (Spain). He is also Coordinator of the Degree in Criminology at the same university, Coordinator of the Official Master’s Degree in Criminality and Social Intervention with Minors, as well as scientific advisor of the CRIMINA centre, at the Miguel Hernández University, in Elche. He is also Deputy Director of the Electronic Journal of Criminal Science and Criminology.
After completing his studies in Law and Criminology at the University of Barcelona, Professor Cano moved to Germany in 1996, where he first studied a Master’s Degree in Criminal Law at the University of Münster, obtaining his degree in 1998. He later moved on to the University of Potsdam, where in 2003 he obtained his PhD in Criminal Law.
In 2008 he moved to the University of Granada as part of the Ramón y Cajal Programme. It is at the University of Granada where, since 2014, he has worked as a professor, university researcher and Head Lecturer of the university. We can also mention that in 2015, Professor Cano obtained his PhD in Criminology at the University of Murcia (Spain).
Miguel Ángel Cano has more than 60 publications on different aspects relating to Criminal Law and Criminology; publications that have appeared in prestigious Spanish, German and Spanish journals. We must also highlight the more than 80 conferences he has given in recent years in different countries, covering topics such as terrorism, organized crime, the legal consequences of crime, juvenile delinquency or criminological theories. On the subject of Islamic terrorism we must highlight his work “Generación yihad. La radicalización islamista de los jóvenes musulmanes en Europa” (Generation jihad. Islamic radicalization of young Muslims in Europe), published in 2010 by Dykinson.
Professor Cano has been a visiting researcher, at Spanish universities and further afield, including prestigious centres such as the Universities of Münster, Potsdam, Berlin, Heidelberg, Freiburg, Vienna or Turku.