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New Volume - Now available!
Human dimensions in organised crime, money laundering and corruption
Petrus C. van Duyne, Jackie Harvey, Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Klaus von Lampe, Almir Maljević, Jon Spencer (eds.), Wolf Legal Publishers 2013 Nijmegen (NETH), ISBN: 978-90-5850-983-3 (450 pages)
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Organised crime, whether or not in its Transnational manifestation, is usually depicted in huge threatening dimensions. However, despite this sometimes superhuman representation one should not forget that we are dealing with a human phenomenon and, therefore, should not lose sight of the corresponding human dimensions. This also concerns related phenomena such as money laundering and corruption that forces itself upon us when we look back over the past decades at the ‘threat images’ portrayed by the authorities as well as the media. What threat has come true since, say, 1970 or 1980? We still observe the same (criminal) ‘business as usual’, together with the alleged accumulation of huge amounts of crime-money. However, these threat images are mainly presented from an ‘underworld gaze’ directed at the criminal exploits of hoodlums and thugs, ‘under’ the ‘civilised’ society. Most often these criminals were viewed as coming from abroad. Meanwhile the criminal (underworld) markets have not faltered. Despite this continued ‘threat’, the industrialised world grew steadily richer and safer ̶ up until 2008. That is until the effects of enduring massive criminal manipulations in the financial upperworld brought this growing affluence to an inglorious end. Corruption is another threat to the fabric of society. Do the anti-corruption policies in countries at the rim of the EU achieve results? There are reasons to believe that most of the policy making effects consist of the façades in a ‘Potemkin village’: a paper world of ratified conventions, enacted laws and ineffective institutions. Most human and most deceptive. In this eleventh volume of the Cross-border Crime Colloquium series, twenty six European experts present their latest or on-going studies and research findings. The seventeen chapters cover a range of subjects which are of lasting interest for researchers as well as policy-makers: organised crime, criminal finances, money laundering and corruption. They make us aware of the human dimension in misdeeds as well as the related policy making. This volume is based on selected, peer reviewed presentations at the thirteenth Cross-border Crime Colloquium at Manchester University.
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Free download: complete volume!
Another Colloquium Volume is now available in full text - for free!: European crime markets at cross-roads: extended and extending criminal Europe European crime markets at cross-roads: extended and extending criminal Europe.Petrus C. van Duyne, Jackie Harvey, Almir Maljevic, Klaus von Lampe, Miroslav Scheinost (Eds.) Wolf Legal Publishers 2008, Nijmegen (NETH), ISBN-13: 978-909-5850-392-3, 400 pages, Price: EUR 27,50 / USD 50.00
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|11 June 2011 | 44|
Announcement 2013 Colloquium in Cambridge, UK
The 14th Cross-border Crime Colloquium will be hosted by
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus on12-14 May 2013
Theme: Shady Business and Governance in Europe. Cross-border sleaze and crisis
Dr. Anna Markovska: Anna.Markovska@anglia.ac.uk
Prof. Petrus C. van Duyne: Petrus@uvt.nl
Participation in the Colloquium is free of charge. The hosting institution, Anglia Rusking University, offers contributors presenting a paper a free stay for two nights. Travel expenses have to be paid by the participants. Participants considering to present a paper are invited to submit an abstract before 1 February 2013 to the coordinators mentioned above.
|11 February 2012 | 43|
Now available: most volumes also available as e-books!
Most of the CCC volumes can now be purchased as e-books at strongly reduced prices.
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About CCCThe Cross-Border Crime Colloquium is an annual event since 1999. It brings together experts on international organised (economic) crime to discuss the latest developments in empirical research, legislation and law enforcement, with a special geographical focus on Western, Central, and Eastern Europe. The Colloquia aim at building bridges in three respects: between East and West Europe, between scholars and practitioners, and between old and young.
The next Colloquium will be held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Contact