Contemporary Organized Crime
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This edited volume explores recent research and developments in the study of organized crime. It covers six key areas: drug-related issues; human trafficking and prostitution; sports and crime; procurement and corruption; and enforcement and prevention.
The contributors provide timely research for understanding various aspects of organized crime, as well as the responses that have been developed worldwide to prevent and contain them. These contributions were presented at seminars of the Centre for Information and Research on Organized Crime (CIROC). It will be of interest to researchers in…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This edited volume explores recent research and developments in the study of organized crime. It covers six key areas: drug-related issues; human trafficking and prostitution; sports and crime; procurement and corruption; and enforcement and prevention.

The contributors provide timely research for understanding various aspects of organized crime, as well as the responses that have been developed worldwide to prevent and contain them. These contributions were presented at seminars of the Centre for Information and Research on Organized Crime (CIROC). It will be of interest to researchers in Criminology and Criminal Justice, particularly with an interest in organized crime and criminal networks, as well as related fields such as Comparative Law, and Political Science.

This collection represents the most current thinking on entrenched problems of organized crime....This book is an important contribution in developing new approaches to organized crime and its control.

- Jay S. Albanese, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Criminal Justice Programs, Virginia Commonwealth University

The book is very well organised and written and deals with a diversity of topics and approaches.

- Ernesto U.Savona, Director of Transcrime, Professor of Criminology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan

  • Produktdetails
  • Studies of Organized Crime 18
  • Verlag: Springer / Springer International Publishing / Springer, Berlin
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-3-030-56591-6
  • 2. Aufl.
  • Seitenzahl: 292
  • Erscheinungstermin: 5. Januar 2021
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 241mm x 160mm x 21mm
  • ISBN-13: 9783030565916
  • ISBN-10: 3030565912
  • Artikelnr.: 59802472
Autorenporträt
Hans Nelen is Professor of Criminology at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University, the Netherlands. He has an academic background in both criminology and law. Between 1986 and the beginning of 2001, Nelen was employed as a senior researcher and research supervisor at the Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Justice in the Netherlands (WODC), mainly involved in drug, fraud, organized crime, corporate crime and police research. Between 2001 and 2006 he was a senior lecturer/associate professor and senior researcher at the Institute of Criminology of the VU University Amsterdam. Since January 1 2007 Nelen has been working as a professor of criminology at Maastricht University (UM). He is also director of the master programme in Forensics, Criminology and Law and Chair of the Centre for Information and Research on Organized Crime (CIROC). Nelen published a large number of books and articles on a variety of criminological subjects, i.e. corruption and fraud, organized crime, money laundering, legal professionals, the administrative approach to organized crime, cross-border police cooperation and sports and crime. Dina Siegel is Professor of Criminology at the Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology of Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She studied sociology and social anthropology at the Tel-Aviv University, Israel, and obtained her PhD in cultural anthropology at the VU University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Siegel worked between 2001-2008 as an assistant professor at the Institute of Criminology of the VU University Amsterdam. From 2009 onwards she has been working as a Professor of Criminology at Utrecht University. Dina Siegel has studied and published many articles and books on Post-Soviet organized crime, human trafficking and prostitution, organized crime in the diamond sector, drugs, underground banking and mobile banditry.
Inhaltsangabe
Chapter 1: Introduction.- Part I: DRUG-RELATED ISSUES.- Chapter 2: The Bankruptcy of the Dutch cannabis policy. Time for a restart.- Chapter 3: Illicit Performance and Image Enhancing Drug Markets in the Netherlands and Belgium.- Part II: HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND PROSTITUTION.- Chapter 4: Legal Prostitution Policies in Europe.- Chapter 5: Linking Prostitution Policies and Human Trafficking: Nordic Experiences.- Part III: MOBILITY CRIMES.- Chapter 6: The mobility of East and Central European organised crime: the cases of Lithuania, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania.- Chapter 7: The Outlaw Extreme: Violence, Prosecution and The Evolution of the North-American One Percent Motorcycle Club.- Part IV: SPORTS AND CRIME.- Chapter 8: Detection and prevention of money laundering in professional football.- Chapter 9: Match-fixing in sports: a crime of 'outsiders' and Asian bookies?.- Part V: PROCUREMENT, CORRUPTION AND RISK ASSESSMENT.- Chapter 10: Criminal organizations and legal firms: how they alter and control the public procurement business.- Chapter 11: Awarding public contracts and safeguarding integrity: the challenge to put research findings into practice.- Part VI: CRIMINAL LAW ENFORCEMENT.- Chapter 12: Combating organized crime Aussie-style: From law enforcement to prevention.- Chapter 13: Uneasy Truths; Criminal Informants, Witness Protection, Trust and Legitimacy in the Policing of Organized Crime.- Chapter 14: Undercover policing from a comparative perspective.- Chapter 15: Infiltration.