Corruption, Greed and Crime Money

Sleaze and shady economy in Europe and beyond

Edited by: Petrus C. van Duyne, Jackie Harvey, Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Klaus von Lampe, Almir Maljevic, Anna Markovska

Corruption, economic crime, and organized crime continue to affect European society. These forces seep through every crack of the structures of civil society, whether in trade and industry, public administration, or governments. These are not outside threats against which society can defend itself by establishing more defense mechanisms. Origins are from within, under the driving force of greed. Greed manifests itself in perverse reward systems within enterprises, disinterested governments, ill-considered law enforcement policies, power games of authorities, or the still prevalent lenient approach to white collar crime. And yet, one always finds counter-movements working against such abuses. Whether and to what extent such counter-movements are coherent and cost-effective is difficult to judge, though all these lofty intentions must be followed with a critical eye. This 13th volume of the Cross-border Crime Colloquium, a mainstay in the critical discourse on crime and crime-control in Europe, contains the peer-reviewed contributions of 27 international experts shedding light on the wide range of topics related to greed and crime: corruption, money laundering, the underground economy, and criminal financial policy. (Series: Cross-border Crime Colloquium - Vol. 13) [Subject: Criminology, Criminal Justice, European Studies]

Publication Date: 6/15/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789462401280