CrimSL welcomes Dr. Leonid (Leon) Kosals in his new role of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, CLTA, for two years beginning August 1, 2023!
Dr. Kosals is known to the CrimSL community through his previous role as a sessional lecturer.
He holds a PhD in Sociology from the Russian Academy of Sciences, and earned his BA and MA degrees at Novosibirsk State University.
Kosals' research focuses on corruption in the law enforcement agencies of post-communist countries in a broad socio-economic, political and comparative context. His research is based on empirical analysis of police officers in Russia, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria and Latvia, where he develops a broad view of police misconduct and crime, their involvement in the shadow economy and organized crime, including an analysis of distortions in their professional role and culture.