National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Spathi Theoni was born in Athens in 1984, where she continues to live and work until today, along with her husband and son. She holds two bachelor degrees: one from the Department of Economics of the Athens University of Economics and Business (BA in Business Economics and Finance, 2006) where she entered with a honorary fellowship for ranking 1st in University entrance exams in the field of Economics, among all other student-applicants, and another one from the Law Faculty of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (BA in Law, 2011), where she managed to complete her studies at a period of three years. She continued her studies at a graduate level in the field of Criminology, having received two Masters of Science, one from University College London (MSc in Crime Science, 2012) and another one from the University of Leicester (MSc in Forensic Science and Criminal Justice, 2015).
Currently she is a PhD candidate in the Law Faculty of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her thesis focuses on the Online Fraud in Greece before and during the Economic Crisis. More in particular she tries to examine any possible correlation among the uprising Economic Crisis and the cases of online fraud victimization. Her main research interest is online crime and criminal behavior, prevention, and detection techniques, for which she has conducted several researches as well as quantitative analyses and she has been accepted as speaker to European and International Scientific Conferences. Parallel to her academic path, she is also running her own business and she is also an active member to several Scientific Associations and Societies (European Society of Criminology, Hellenic Institute of Criminology, Hellenic Criminologists’ Society of Panteion University, Center of Criminology Studies) as well as a volunteer translator in the Fundraising and Marketing Department of PRAKSIS.