In Italy, International Art Crime Gains Academic Cred

With classes on art history, criminology, international organized crime, museum security and forgery, a three-month master’s program in international art crime studies — billed as the world’s first — is “trying to capitalize on interest in a field that’s been gaining attention through news media reports about the restitution of looted art and through popular literature. Not to mention that police forces around the world have in recent years created special squads to combat the problem.”