Narratives on Organised Crime in Europe

Criminals, Corrupters & Policy

Edited by: Klaus von Lampe, Jackie Harvey, Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Miroslav Scheinost, Petrus C. van Duyne

This fifteenth volume of the Cross-Border Crime Colloquium, held once a year at a different locatuion in Europe since 1999, contains the peer reviewed contributions of 18 internationally established and emerging experts in the field of organized and economic crime, corruption, fraud, and money laundering. The chapters are based on original empirical date and critical analysis and provide new insights in these fields, stimulating a critical discourse on criminal phenomena in Europe and beyond. The phenomenon of corruption has many common elements, which in each country become re-arranged into a national narrative or discourse. In view of the relationships with the EU, such narratives on corruption in Eastern Europe are highly relevant. The organized crime narrative still has a prominent place in the European crime scene, whether it concerns Russian organized crime or cybercrime, which targets banks as well as individuals. The organization of fraud and economic crime remains a serious challenge to consumers, as well as the business sector. Amidst all these high-level forms of criminal organization, one can also find "traditional" versions of organized lawlessness. An example is the outlaw motorcycle gangs that continue to capture the imagination of law enforcement and the general public. [Subject: Criminal Law]

Publication Date: 7/1/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789462403161