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25 October 2017 | 61
Another volume now available as free download!


The relativity of wrongdoing: Corruption, organised crime, fraud and money laundering in perspective
Petrus C. van Duyne, Almir Maljevic, Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Jackie Harvey, Klaus von Lampe (eds.)Wolf Legal Publishers 2015 Nijmegen (NETH),ISBN: 978-94-6240-228-7 (374 pages)

Click here to download as PDF.

When we look back at the past decades of crime and criminal policy development, a substantial part of which – 15 years – is covered by the Cross-border Crime Colloquium Volumes, one cannot avoid a feeling of relativity: within a lifetime some moral and criminal issues have changed from ‘threat’ to ‘acceptable’ or the other way round, or are only nominally maintained but their urgency has become diluted or ‘bleached’. One may call this relativity the ‘wink of history’. Naturally much depends on the subject at stake: moral relativity does not always express itself unambiguously as there are so many shades between black and white. The criminological issues of this volume which covers a range of criminal manifestations, from corruption, organised crime in post conflict regions, cigarette smuggling, money laundering, fraud and their supervisory bodies, can be represented as a kind of ‘relativity parade’, analogous to the Gay Pride Parade. In this volume it is called the ‘Moral Relativity Pride Parade’ and it is this lens through which we address this diversity of subjects. Depicting the elaborated themes as a parade of Moral Relativity Floats with a challenging crew of participants, does not hide the fact that there is also much policy making moral duplicity presented with no tinge of ‘relativity’ but dressed in the cloths of moral rectitude. For example: toughon-(organised) crime legislation neglecting basic principles of criminal law safeguards; crying wolf against certain forms of organised crime when the real issue is poverty; supervisory structures which look more like a bad marriage relationship between supervisors and the supervised actors than addressing the (money laundering) problem in the real life; or prioritising a concern like EU fraud while installing an European agency as a toothless watchdog. This fourteenth volume of the Cross-border Crime Colloquium, an institution which stimulates a critical discourse on crime and crimecontrol in Europe and beyond, contains the peer-reviewed critical and innovative contributions of 23 international experts. The chapters are based on empirical data or critical theorising and highlight new aspects of these fields.
24 October 2017 | 62
Another volume now available as free download!


Human dimensions in organised crime, money laundering and corruption
Petrus C. van Duyne, Jackie Harvey, Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Klaus von Lampe, Almir Maljević, Anna Markovska (eds.), Wolf Legal Publishers 2014 Nijmegen (NETH),ISBN: 978-94-6240-128-0 (414 pages)

Click here to download a full PDF copy.

Corruption, economic and organised crime continues to affect European society as anywhere in the world. It seeps through every crack of the structures of civil society: whether it concerns trade and industry, the public administration or the governments. This is not an outside threat against which society can defend itself by establishing more defence mechanisms. It originates from within as the driving force - greed - is not an outside driver. It manifests itself in perverse reward systems within enterprises, disinterested governments, ill-considered law enforcement policies, greedy power games of authorities, or the still prevalent lenient approach to white collar crime. Within these institutional weaknesses one must always search for actors of flesh and blood: from captains of industry to the street cop; from the power builders in board rooms to the clerk at his desk. At all levels greed satisfaction through corrupt rent seeking contributes to a weakening of our social fabric.

This is not a very surprising observation. Basically it is the same old song: retrospectively humans remain true to themselves in manifesting the same basic greedy criminal conduct over time and space. One would almost resign to such a tedious story, if it were not for the good message: 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. The crime-money hunt has a quarter-century history by now, but the crime-monies still abound; all new EU Member States have Anti Corruption Agencies, but corruption continues to be rampant in those countries; the financial sector has been turned inside out, but old habits have returned.

This thirteenth 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, underground economy and criminal financial policy. The chapters are based on empirical data or critical theorising and highlight new aspects of this field..

21 September 2017 | 60
Announcement 2018 Colloquium in Kharkiv, Ukraine


The 19th Cross-border Crime Colloquium will be hosted by
Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Kharkiv, Ukraine on 17 -19 June 2018

Combatting Cross-border Crime in East- and West-Europe Borders

suggested topics:

  • Hybrid War challenges for crime combatting
  • Where is the fear of Post-Soviet (Ukrainian, Russian etc.) Organised Crime
  • Migration and crime in East- and West-Europe
  • Corruption: from the Baltic to the Black Sea
  • Grand theft and embezzlement from the public fund
  • Cybercrime from the East: new crimes or new wrapping?
  • Organised crime: old and new usual suspects
  • European threat analysis: use and nonsense
  • Is Italian OC (‘ndrangheta) on the move?
  • Sanctions and sanction breakers
  • Money laundering: survey of the Visigrad Countries
For information, please contact
Prof. Dr. Petrus C. van Duyne: p.vanduyne@uu.nl
Dr Alexey Serdyuk: serdyuk.alexey@gmail.com






















Call for Papers

Participation in the Colloquium is free of charge. The hosting institution invites contributors presenting a paper to the welcome dinner at the eve of the event and offers them accommodation (bed & breakfast) for two nights. Lunch and refreshments will be provided to all attendees. Travel expenses have to be paid for by the participants.

Those interested in participating in the Colloquium are invited to submit a title and 200 word abstract before 15 December 2017 to the coordinators mentioned above. Participants are expected to submit their papers for publication in the colloquium book series. Papers will be reviewed by the Editorial Board. More information on the Cross-border Crime Colloquium book series is available here
14 August 2017 | 58
New Volume - Now available!


The many Faces of Crime for Profit and Ways of Tackling it
Petrus C. van Duyne, Jackie Harvey, Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Klaus von Lampe (eds.), Wolf Legal Publishers 2017 Oisterwijk (NETH),ISBN: 9789462404366 (445 pages)

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The national diversity of Europe is reflected in the diversity of its criminal landscape and history. From the north of Scotland to Ukraine one finds different focal points and patterns of crimes and criminal entrepreneurs. This does not necessarily lead to a corresponding reaction of the authorities. Some responses are the result of a gradually developed form of cross-border cooperation, as is the case between Poland and Germany, other authorities appear carried away with emotional decision making and an inflexible political correctness as is observed in the field of the sex service industry. In another country, in the adjacent field of child trafficking, we find the converse: no response as victims are not labelled as such. And no victim label, no criminal law policy. Where the interactions between the upper- and underworld come into sight, this volume presents the reader with a select picture gallery of criminal faces: from corrupt football to remarkable criminal finances in Ukraine, to fraud and criminal abuse in the informal or quack health sector. Naturally, each face has its own pretences in order to hide its criminal background, be it large scale cannabis growing in the Netherlands or organised cybercrime from Romania to all countries in Europe. Indeed, the criminal portrait series in this Cross-border Crime Volume shows that criminal Europe does not lead to a boring uniformity, despite the fear of globalism. This sixteenth volume of the Cross-border Crime Colloquium contains the seventeen peer-reviewed contributions of 26 authors presented in 2016 at the Cross-border Crime Colloquium held at Northumbria University, Newcastle. The authors represent upcoming experts and established researchers in the field of (organised) crime for profit and related policies. The contributions are based on empirical research and independent analysis and provide new data and insights on which to build new theories and future research.
14 August 2017 | 57
Photographs of a successful 2017 Colloquium (Bratislava)
(courtesy Tomás Stremy)



24 October 2016 | 56
Announcement 2017 Colloquium in Bratislava, Slovakia


The 18th Cross-border Crime Colloquium will be hosted by
Comenius University, Faculty of Law in Bratislava, Slovakia on 18 -20 June 2017

Criminogenic, Criminal, and Criminalized Movements Across Borders

  • The refugee problem of central and south-east Europe;
  • Human trafficking and smuggling;
  • Foreign and home brewed terrorism;
  • Money and the offshore world (the Panama syndrome);
  • Corruption in EU-applicant states; appearances and reality;
  • Illegal commodities: drugs and arms
For information, please contact
Prof. Dr. Petrus C. van Duyne: p.vanduyne@uu.nl
Doc. Dr. Tomas.Stremy: tomas.stremy@flaw.uniba.sk






















Call for Papers

Those interested in participating in the Colloquium are invited to submit a title and 200 word abstract before 15 December 2016 to the coordinators mentioned above. Participants are expected to submit their papers for publication in the colloquium book series. Papers will be reviewed by the Editorial Board. More information on the Cross-border Crime Colloquium book series is available at http://www.cross-border-crime.net/

Participation in the Colloquium is free of charge. The hosting institution, the Criminal Policy Research Centre, invites contributors presenting a paper to the welcome dinner at the eve of the event and offers them accommodation (bed & breakfast) for two nights. Lunch and refreshments will be provided to all attendees. Travel expenses have to be paid for by the participants. We very much look forward to welcoming you to Bratislava.
21 June 2016 | 55
New Volume - Now available!


NARRATIVES ON ORGANISED CRIME IN EUROPE CRIMINALS, CORRUPTERS & POLICY
Petrus C. van Duyne, Miroslav Scheinost, Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Jackie Harvey, Klaus von Lampe (eds.), Wolf Legal Publishers 2016 Nijmegen (NETH),ISBN: 978-94-6240-316-1 (415 pages)

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In this Cross-border Crime Volume a number of important European criminal narratives have been brought together. The chapters speak of criminal ‘narratives’ having a particular leitmotif around which elements of criminal phenomena are ordered such that a specifi c meaning can be conveyed. Corruption, organised and economic crime, fraud and money laundering are important themes for narratives about crime in Europe. The phenomenon of corruption has many common elements, which in each country become re-arranged into a national narrative or discourse. At present such narratives on corruption in Eastern Europe are highly relevant, in particular in view of the relationships with the EU. Also the organised crime narrative still has a prominent place in the European crime scene, whether it concerns Russian organised crime or cybercrime, targeting banks as well as individuals. The organisation 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 organisation one can also fi nd “traditional” versions of organised lawlessness, for example outlaw motorcycle gangs that continue to capture the imagination of law enforcement and the general public, not only Scandinavia. This fi fteenth volume of the Cross-border Crime Colloquium, held once a year at a different location in Europe since 1999, contains the peer reviewed contributions of 18 internationally established and up-coming experts in the fi eld of organised and economic crime, corruption, fraud and money laundering. The chapters are based on original empirical data and critical analysis and provide new insights in these fi elds, stimulating a critical discourse on criminal phenomena in Europe and beyond.
25 March 2016 | 54
Free download: complete volume!


NEW!
Another Colloquium Volume
is now available in full text - for free!: Cross-border crime inroads on integrity in Europe.
Petrus C. van Duyne, Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Almir Maljevic, Jackie Harvey, Tom Vander Beken, Klaus von Lamp, (Eds.) Wolf Legal Publishers, 2010, Nijmegen (NETH), 10th Colloquium, 2010 , 417 pages, Published: 11-2010, ISBN (softcover) : 9789058505774, Recommended Retail Price EUR 32.50, now freely available as e-Book (PDF)

Simply go to the `Free Downloads` section and download for free.




20 March 2016 | 53
Free download: complete volume!


NEW!
Another Colloquium Volume
is now available in full text - for free!: CRIME, MONEY AND CRIMINAL MOBILITY IN EUROPE
Petrus C. van Duyne, Stefano Donati, Jackie Harvey, Almir Maljević, Klaus von Lampe (eds.)Wolf Legal Publishers 2015 Nijmegen (NETH),ISBN: 978-94-6240-228-7 (374 pages)

(Eds.) Wolf Legal Publishers 2009, Nijmegen (NETH), ISBN-13: 978-90-5850-477-7, 393 pages, Recommended Retail Price: EUR 27,50 / USD 50.00, now freely available as e-Book (PDF)

Simply go to the `Free Downloads` section and download for free.




10 March 2017 | 59
A photo from the 2016 Colloquium (Newcastle)



10 March 2016 | 51
Announcement 2016 Colloquium in newcastle, United Kingdom


The 17th Cross-border Crime Colloquium will be hosted by
Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University and Teesside University at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom on 26 -28 June 2016

The many faces of organising crime for profit: crime markets, fraud, corruption, money laundering and ways of tackling it

  • Old and new forms of organised crime
  • Money laundering
  • (Human) trafficking
  • Smuggling: prohibited substances and taxed commodities  Fraud and financial crime in times of crisis
  • Regulatory and legislative response
For information, please contact
Prof. Dr. Petrus C. van Duyne: Petrus@uvt.nl
Professor Jackie Harvey: Jackie.Harvey@northumbria.ac.uk
Prof. Georgios A. Antonopoulos: G.Antonopoulos@tees.ac.uk








Call for Papers

Those interested in participating in the Colloquium are invited to submit a title and 200 word abstract before 15 December 2015 to the coordinators mentioned above. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Editorial Board. Papers selected will be published in the colloquium book, details of others in the series are available at http://www.cross-border-crime.net/ Participation in the Colloquium is free of charge. The hosts will cover accommoda- tion and meals during the conference. Participants are responsible for making and funding their own travel arrangements. We very much look forward to welcoming you to Newcastle.
23 May 2015 | 50
New Volume - Now available!


The relativity of wrongdoing: Corruption, organised crime, fraud and money laundering in perspective
Petrus C. van Duyne, Almir Maljevic, Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Jackie Harvey, Klaus von Lampe (eds.)Wolf Legal Publishers 2015 Nijmegen (NETH),ISBN: 978-94-6240-228-7 (374 pages)

Click here for order information.

When we look back at the past decades of crime and criminal policy development, a substantial part of which – 15 years – is covered by the Cross-border Crime Colloquium Volumes, one cannot avoid a feeling of relativity: within a lifetime some moral and criminal issues have changed from ‘threat’ to ‘acceptable’ or the other way round, or are only nominally maintained but their urgency has become diluted or ‘bleached’. One may call this relativity the ‘wink of history’. Naturally much depends on the subject at stake: moral relativity does not always express itself unambiguously as there are so many shades between black and white. The criminological issues of this volume which covers a range of criminal manifestations, from corruption, organised crime in post conflict regions, cigarette smuggling, money laundering, fraud and their supervisory bodies, can be represented as a kind of ‘relativity parade’, analogous to the Gay Pride Parade. In this volume it is called the ‘Moral Relativity Pride Parade’ and it is this lens through which we address this diversity of subjects. Depicting the elaborated themes as a parade of Moral Relativity Floats with a challenging crew of participants, does not hide the fact that there is also much policy making moral duplicity presented with no tinge of ‘relativity’ but dressed in the cloths of moral rectitude. For example: toughon-(organised) crime legislation neglecting basic principles of criminal law safeguards; crying wolf against certain forms of organised crime when the real issue is poverty; supervisory structures which look more like a bad marriage relationship between supervisors and the supervised actors than addressing the (money laundering) problem in the real life; or prioritising a concern like EU fraud while installing an European agency as a toothless watchdog. This fourteenth volume of the Cross-border Crime Colloquium, an institution which stimulates a critical discourse on crime and crimecontrol in Europe and beyond, contains the peer-reviewed critical and innovative contributions of 23 international experts. The chapters are based on empirical data or critical theorising and highlight new aspects of these fields.
30 November 2014 | 49
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, Anna Markovska (eds.), Wolf Legal Publishers 2014 Nijmegen (NETH),ISBN: 978-94-6240-128-0 (414 pages)

Click here for order information.

Corruption, economic and organised crime continues to affect European society as anywhere in the world. It seeps through every crack of the structures of civil society: whether it concerns trade and industry, the public administration or the governments. This is not an outside threat against which society can defend itself by establishing more defence mechanisms. It originates from within as the driving force - greed - is not an outside driver. It manifests itself in perverse reward systems within enterprises, disinterested governments, ill-considered law enforcement policies, greedy power games of authorities, or the still prevalent lenient approach to white collar crime. Within these institutional weaknesses one must always search for actors of flesh and blood: from captains of industry to the street cop; from the power builders in board rooms to the clerk at his desk. At all levels greed satisfaction through corrupt rent seeking contributes to a weakening of our social fabric.

This is not a very surprising observation. Basically it is the same old song: retrospectively humans remain true to themselves in manifesting the same basic greedy criminal conduct over time and space. One would almost resign to such a tedious story, if it were not for the good message: 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. The crime-money hunt has a quarter-century history by now, but the crime-monies still abound; all new EU Member States have Anti Corruption Agencies, but corruption continues to be rampant in those countries; the financial sector has been turned inside out, but old habits have returned.

This thirteenth 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, underground economy and criminal financial policy. The chapters are based on empirical data or critical theorising and highlight new aspects of this field..

16 November 2014 | 48
Announcement 2015 Colloquium in Prague, Czech Republic


The 16th Cross-border Crime Colloquium will be hosted by
Institute for Criminology and Social Prevention, Prague on 25 -26 May 2015

Organising fears, Crime & Law Enforcement New horizons and trends in Europe & beyond

  • Policy making and fear manipulation
  • Migration, (criminal) opportunities and fears
  • Cyber crime: cat and mouse with law enforcement
  • Financial crime half a decade after the credit crisis
  • Corruption: change or stagnation in the EU
  • Organised crime: defeated or just re-labelled?
  • Money laundering & financial interests
  • Integrity and corruption
For information, please contact
Prof. Dr. Petrus C. van Duyne: Petrus@uvt.nl
Dr. Miroslav Scheinost: MScheinost@IKSP.justice.cz


Participation in the Colloquium is free of charge. The hosting institution, the Criminal Policy Research Centre, invites contributors presenting a paper to the welcome dinner at the eve of the event and offers them accommodation (bed & breakfast) for two nights. Lunch and refreshments will be provided to all attendees. Travel expenses have to be paid for by the participants. Participants are invited to submit an abstract before 15 December 2014 to the coordinators mentioned above. Abstracts (200 words) will be reviewed by the Editorial Board.
8 June 2013 | 47
Announcement 2014 Colloquium in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina


The 15th Cross-border Crime Colloquium will be hosted by
the Criminal Policy Research Centre in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 25 -27 May 2014

Economic and Organised Cross-Border Crime in Times of Crisis

  • Legal entities and organised crime
  • Mobility, offending and exploitation
  • Austerity and law enforcement
  • Criminal wealth untapped
  • Old and new forms of crime-for-profit Integrity and corruption
For information, please contact
Dr. Almir Maljevic : amaljevic@fkn.unsa.ba
Prof. Dr. Petrus C. van Duyne: Petrus@uvt.nl


Participation in the Colloquium is free of charge. The hosting institution, the Criminal Policy Research Centre, invites contributors presenting a paper to the welcome dinner at the eve of the event and offers them accommodation (bed & breakfast) for two nights. Lunch and refreshments will be provided to all attendees during the two conference days. Travel expenses have to be paid for by the participants. Participants are invited to submit an abstract before 25 October 2013 to the coordinators mentioned above.
29 May 2013 | 46
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.
29 May 2013 | 45
Free download: complete volume!


NEW!
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

  • Illegal but not criminal”? Criminal enterprises
  • Shady decision making and bribery
  • Sleaze and crisis in the EU finances
  • Financial industry and the organisation of fraud
  • Cheating customers in the health and food market
  • Organised crime in Europe: still a threat?
  • Fraud & deceit in research: food, health, well-being
  • Cross-border EU justice
For information, please contact
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.
click here to be directed to our e-books page
11 June 2011 | 42
Announcement 2012 Colloquium in Manchester, UK


The 13th Cross-border Crime Colloquium will be hosted by
Manchester University on 21-22 May 2012

Theme: A Quarter Century of Organising Crime. Past threats and policies & New horizons in law enforcement
  • Threat assessments: what became true?
  • Crime-money: what happened to the multi-billion proceeds?
  • Victims of human trafficking: how many and where are they now?
  • The hazy horizons of cyber crime and new criminals
  • Corruption: old and new EU member states. Who cleans up?
  • Anti organised crime institutions: do they make a difference?
For information:
Dr. Jon Spencer: Jon.Spencer@manchester.ac.uk
Prof. Petrus C. van Duyne: Petrus@uvt.nl


Participation in the Colloquium is free of charge. The hosting institution, Manchester 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 2012 to the coordinators mentioned above.<
10 June 2011 | 41
Flesh and Money - Now available!


Now available: Flesh and Money: Trafficking in Human Beings P.C. van Duyne, J. Spencer.
ISBN: 978-90-5850-655-9

Cross-border mobility of people in Europe continues to worry the authorities, particularly when this leads to illegality and the exploitation of people, whether in the sex service, construction industry or agriculture. Much of the mobility concerns human trafficking, often women smuggled over the borders for exploitation in the sex industry. However, not all sex workers are dragged into the sex service industry against their will. Even if it is only an economic option of last resort, for many women it is a real (temporary) job for which they are prepared to be smuggled under dangerous condition. This can even imply being smuggled by Bedouins on a camel through the desert into Israel. Other girls get in the grip of Bulgarian organised crime syndicates which stretch their control over their European sex lines from the streets in Sofia to top brothels for elite prostitutes in Berlin and London.

This volume contains the reports and studies of expert European researchers in the field of human trafficking. It covers a decade of trafficking and law enforcement in which the effects of globalisation are still being felt by those who are forced into debasing working conditions or roam around in the European continent looking for a better existence?

Click here for the Full text introductory chapter!

Click here for the commercial leaflet.

Copies can be ordered at: Wolf Legal Publishers (WLP) P.O. Box 31051 6503 CB Nijmegen The Netherlands Tel: +31 24 355 19 04 Fax: +31 84 837 67 00 E-Mail: info@wolfpublishers.nl www.wolfpublishers.com
4 April 2011 | 39
Free download: Petrus van Duyne retirements speech


On Monday 14 March 2011 Petrus van Duyne held his retirement speech at Tilburg University, during the 2011 Cross-border Crime Colloquium. His speech is now available on full text on this website and can be downloaded through the `Free Downloads` section.
4 April 2011 | 40
Free download: complete volume!


NEW!
Another Colloquium Volume
is now available in ful text - for free!: Crime Business and Crime Money in Europe Crime business and cime money in Europe. The dirty linen of illicit enterprise. Petrus C. van Duyne, Almir Maljevic, Maarten van Dijck, Klaus von Lampe, Jackie Harvey (Eds.) Wolf Legal Publishers 2007, Nijmegen (NETH), ISBN-13: 978-90-5850-305-3
7th Colloquium, 2005 Simply go to the `Free Downloads` section and download for free.




27 November 2010 | 38
A new Colloquium volume! Published in November 2010


The Editorial Board of the Colloquium Group is proud to announce the newest volume in the series: Cross-order inroads on integrity in Europe. This volume is the tenth in a series that, over a period of more than 10 years, featured contributions of over 90 researchers in the field of cross-border crime.



29 december 2009 | 34
Now available: the Cigarette Smuggling Volume


Now available: Cigarette smuggling: all the Colloquium chapters on cigarette smuggling and other recent publicatios in one volume click here for the pdf Downloadable in PDF: Tobacco cover and introduction.pdf

Order at: Wolf Legal Publishers, wlp@hetnet.nl

For reaction: Petrus@uvt.nl

29 december 2009 | 35
Extra available: The introduction to the new Colloquium Volume


Now available: The introduction to the new Colloquium volume of the Beograd Colloquium 2008: Crime, Money and Criminal Mobility in Europe. Is Europe an old lady or is she full of criminal entrapreneurial energy?
The full text of the introductory chapter is available on this website and can be downloaded through the `Free Downloads` section.

Or you can order the entire volume at: Wolf Legal Publishers, wlp@hetnet.nl

For reaction: Petrus@uvt.nl

18 februari 2009 | 28
New free download: The translation in Serbo-Croation of the best chapters on corruption from the Colloquium Volumes: Feudalizam u novom obličju- Edited by Petrus C. van Duyne and Stefano Donati


Now available: Feudalizam u novom obličju - Ogledi o klijentelizmu, korupciji, organizovanom kriminalu i pokušajima reforme -
Down loadable New Shapes of Feudalism-Serbian version
[click here for the full text]

For reaction: Petrus@uvt.nl
20 december 2008 | 29
New free download: The OCTA 2008 methodology. "Not for public dissemination". Apparently the European citizens are not entitled to learn on what methods Europol's organised threat assessment is based.


Now available: OCTA 2008. -
Down loadable OCTA 2008
[click here for the full text]

For reaction: Petrus@uvt.nl
20 december 2008 | 32
Now available: OCTA 2009: the annex to the Data Collection Plan. Now all the OCTA methodologies are public: OCTA 2006-2009. Criminologists are invited to find out why Europol wants to keep this secret.


Now available: OCTA 2009. -
Down loadable OCTA 2009
[click here for the full text]

For reaction: Petrus@uvt.nl
20 december 2008 | 31
Now available: OCTA 2009: the Data Collection Plan. Which criminologist or methodologist feel challenged to scrutinise this methodology?


Now available: OCTA 2009. -
Down loadable OCTA 2009
[click here for the full text]

For reaction: Petrus@uvt.nl
19 November 2008 | 26
New available for sale: the latest volume of the 9th Cross-border-Crime Colloquium in Prague, 2007. European Crime-markets at Cross-roads. 386 pages. EUR 27.50 For special discount: apply to Wolf Legal Publishers


Now available for sale: European Crime-markets at Cross-roads. Extended and Extending Criminal Europe
Down loadable Brochure European Crime-markets at Cross-roads.
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16 November 2008 | 25
New free download: From Trends in Organised Crime (2007) OCTA 2006: The unfulfilled promise, by Petrus C. van Duyne. A critical review of the Europol organised crime threat assessment. More to come in Crime, Law and Social Change.


Now available: OCTA 2006: the unfulfilled promise
Down loadable OCTA: the unfulfilled promise.
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16 November 2008 | 24
New free download: The methodologies of 2006 and 2007 which Europol refused to disclose. Due to a Dutch Freedom of Information Act by Petrus C. van Duyne the Minister of Justice made the documents available. New action for OCTA 2008 will follow.


Now available: The confidential methodologies of OCTA 2006 and 2007
Down loadable OCTA methodology 2006.
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Down loadable OCTA methodology 2007
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15 November 2008 | 22
New free download: now available!


NEW!
The new Colloquium Volume
is now available: The organised crime economy. Managing crime markets in Europe. Petrus C. van Duyne, Klaus von Lampe, Maarten van Dijck and James L. Newell. You can order copies at Wolf Legal Publishers. Here free downloadable: the full text introduction of
`European Crime Markets at Cross-roads`.
16 November 2008 | 20
New free download: This section from `Searching the Organised Crime Knowledge Grail. Disorganised EU threat methodology`(forthcoming, University of Oslo) describes the attempt to obtain insight by simply submitting a request. Notice the alerness of the a


Searching the Organised Crime Knowledge Grail. Disorganised EU threat methodology. Section: "Knocking on the door of Europol".
[click here for the full text] Down loadable OCTA Transparency.
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26 October 2008 | 19
New free download: now available!


NEW!
The new Colloquium Volume
is now available: European crime markets at cross-roads. You can order copies at Wolf Legal Publishers. Here free downloadable: the full text introduction of
`European Crime Markets at Cross-roads`.
22 May 2008 | 18
10th Cross-border Crime Colloquium to be held in Beograd


The Tenth Cross-border Crime Colloquium, titled `The Balkans and Europe in Crime` will be held in Beograd on 27, 28 and 29 November 2008. Please view the dedicated 10th Colloquium page on this website for more details.


02 December 2007 | 17
New free download: now available!


Free PDF copies of previous CCC Volumes can be downloaded from thi swebsite. This service is completely costless! Today a new volume was added to the free pdf list. Klik the PDF-icon below or click `Free Downloads` in the menu to find out.

COMPLETE VOLUME!
Threats and Phantoms of Organised Crime, Corruption and Terrorism. Rhetoric and critical perspectives

Petrus C. van Duyne, Matjaz Jager, Klaus von Lampe, James L. Newell (Eds.) Wolf Legal Publishers, 2004, Nijmegen (NETH), ISBN: 90-5850-077-2, price EUR 22,75 (278 pages)
4th Colloquium, 2002
08 September 2007 | 16
CCC Volume 8 Introduction Chapter for download!


Click the Colloquium 2006 link in the menu left to download the PDF containing the introductory chapter Virtue and reality: an introductory tale of two cities.

This volume can be ordered by sending an e-mail to info@cross-border-crime.net or by using the PDF order form: click here.

For a complete overview of all contributions, click the Volumes link in the menu in the left of the screen.

08 September 2007 | 15
CCC Volume 8 soon available


The new Cross-border Crime Volume, titled Crime business and crime money in Europe. The dirty linen of illicit enterprise. is soon available!

While the European Union is groping for political and economic consolidation, one may wonder whether criminal businesses in and between the Member States are not consolidating as well. Are there indications that the crime-markets in Europe are shrinking? Or has the EU become more attractive for certain manifestations of the criminal economy, for example by increasing taxes for coveted commodities like tobacco? This increased potential crimi-nal profit margin is certainly a stimulus for enterprising criminals. However, this attractiveness should be lowered by the `high-density` laws and regula-tions drafted to prevent the laundering of illegal profits. Who is attracted to crime-for-profit if these profits cannot be spent safely? Given the ongoing crime trade the prospects of making money by engaging in criminal entrepreneurship apparently have not yet waned.

In this seventh volume of the Cross-border Crime Colloquium, experts from seven Member States of the European Union present their findings and opinions concerning the various manifestations of crime-trades and criminal fi- nances in the EU. They present an analysis of the anti-money laundering regulations, the very modest successes in this field, a selection of the criminal markets in Europe and the related organised crime imagery. The volume also addresses the question whether the legislative responses are really commensurate to the nature of the threats posed by crime-entrepreneurs.

This 8th CCC volume contains contributions from Petrus C. van Duyne, Joeb Rietrae, Andre Tilleman, Kauko Aromaa and Martti Lehti, Jon Spencer, Per Ole Johansen, Klaus von Lampe, Maarten van Dijck, Anna Markina, Anna Markovska and Katja Sugman and Matjaz Jager.

This volume can be ordered by sending an e-mail to info@cross-border-crime.net or by using the PDF order form: click here.

For a complete overview of all contributions, click the Volumes link in the menu in the left of the screen.

11 December 2006 | 14
HUMSEC 2nd Annual Conference


CALL FOR PAPERS

Titles of proposed papers, plus abstracts of approximately 350 words are invited no later than 31 March 2007.

The HUMSEC project, invites suggestions for presentations at this conference to be held in Sarajevo, 4-6 October 2007. The working language of the conference will be English and all presentations/papers will be in English.

Suggestions received by 31 March 2007 will enjoy priority consideration by a conference-planning group in Podgorica in late April. Applicants will be contacted (by email) with a response, and possibly with a suggestion for fine-tuning. Submissions received later may be considered, depending on the fullness of the conference programme by that time.

Please study the Conference Themes, then follow the Submission Procedure below.

CONFERENCE THEMES

Presentations may cover one or more of the following:

The second conference of the HUMSEC project focuses on the multiple interactions among transnational illegal organizations, state institutions, and the civil society in the Balkan region, and how these influence post-conflict capacity building. Contributions by regional experts, comparativists and theory-oriented social scientists, as well as governmental and non-governmental practitioners are particularly welcome.

Presentations may cover one or more of the following:

Thematic Bloc 1: The Rise and Demise of Transnational Terrorist and Criminal Organizations

The emergence and proliferation of transnational terrorist and criminal organzations The role of external actors in the Balkan region Political and economic agendas of non-state violent actors: Greed, grievance, or both? Deconstructing and reconstructing designations: ?terrorism?, ?organized crime?, ?legality?, and ?human security? Thematic Bloc 2: Conflict and the Transformation of State and Society

Public and private responses to political violence and the Security Sector reform The strategic interactions of networks, international and local actors, and the role of borderlands in post-conflict societies Peacekeeping, peacebuilding and conflicting agendas in counter-terrorism and counter-crime policies Legitimacy, efficiency, and implementation gaps in post-conflict capacity building

Thematic Bloc 3: Strategies of Repoliticization and Reintegration of Conflict Actors

Mechanisms of actors? transformation during and after conflict settlement Incentives to prevent conflict actors from becoming spoilers to the peacebuiding process The dynamics of institutional inclusion and exclusion of conflict actors Unintended Consequences of counter-crime and counter-terror strategies.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Each presentation at the conference will be in English language and will be expected to take 15-20 minutes, before discussion. Please submit your suggestion for a presentation by using the online form.

You may submit one or two proposals. It is unlikely that two presentations would be accepted from the same person or institution, however you may wish to offer alterna-tives. If wishing to submit two proposals, please make two separate submissions.

This call is issued on behalf of the project coordinator and the members of the HUMSEC 2 group.

Ludwig-Maximilians-University (HUMSEC 2 coordinator),

Danish Centre for International Studies and Human Rights,

University of Montenegro,

University of Sarajevo,

University of Graz,

University of Shkoder Luigj Gurakuqi.

11 January 2007 | 13
New free download: now available!


Free PDF copies of previous CCC Volumes can be downloaded from thi website. This service is completely costless! Today a new volume was added to the free pdf list. Klik the PDF-icon below or click `Free Downloads` in the menu to find out.

COMPLETE VOLUME!
Criminal finances and organising crime in Europe

Petrus C. van Duyne, Klaus von Lampe, James L. Newell (Eds.) Wolf Legal Publishers 2003, Nijmegen (NETH), IISBN: 90-5850-045-4, retail price paper copy: EUR 15,00 (215 pages)
3rd Colloquium, 2001
03 January 2007 | 11
ECPR General Conference: Call for Papers


ECPR GENERAL CONFERENCE, PISA, 6 ? 8 SEPTEMBER 2007

CALL FOR PAPERS

?Corruption and Democracy in Europe: Public Opinion and Social Representations?

We wish to organise panels for the ECPR General Conference in Pisa, 6 ? 8 September 2007. The panel(s) will be entitled ?Corruption and Democracy in Europe: Public Opinion and Social Representations?. Anyone who would like to give a paper should e-mail Oscar Mazzoleni (oscar.mazzoleni@ti.ch), Jim Newell (j.l.newell@salford.ac.uk) or Odette Tomescu-Hatto (odette.hatto@sciences-po.org) by no later than 10 February with a short abstract (circa 300 words) describing the paper they want to present.

The point of departure for the panel is three-fold: 1) awareness of the importance of public confidence in the standards of conduct of the holders of public office as a key variable impacting on the stability and effectiveness of democratic regimes; 2) awareness that concerns about such conduct have come to be an increasingly prominent feature of public life in European societies over the past two decades; 3) awareness that there are few studies of the expectations and perceptions of general publics in relation to the standards of conduct of public office holders.

At the most general level, therefore, the purpose of the panels will be to explore, on a cross-national, comparative basis: (1) the kinds of conduct/practices have been made visible to the public and how; (2) the current ?state of the art? regarding research into public norms and values, and into perceptions and evaluations of the conduct of public office-holders; (3) the related theoretical and conceptual issues that require addressing in order to advance beyond the current position and enable us to establish (a) what publics regard as acceptable and unacceptable on the part of public office-holders and how such attitudes vary; (b) how far the behaviour of public office-holders is in fact perceived as acceptable and how such perceptions vary; (c) how far publics believe that public office-holders will be held to account when their behaviour is unacceptable and how such beliefs vary; (d) how office-holders (or office-seekers) try to use (anti-)corruptive rhetoric in political competition.

Within these broad themes, we welcome papers focussing on any specific aspect of corruption and related behaviours; their social representation; policy makers? responses to concerns about corruption and related behaviours.

Details of the conference can be found on the ECPR?s web site at: www.essex.ac.uk/ecpr/

11 December 2006 | 12
CCC Volume 7 now available


The new Cross-border Crime Volume, titled The Organisation of crime for profit: conduct, law and measurement is now available.

This volume can be ordered by sending an e-mail to info@cross-border-crime.net or by using the PDF order form: click here.

This 7th CCC volume contains contributions from Petrus C. van Duyne, Almir Maljevic, Klaus von Lampe, Maarten van Dijck, Anna Markina, Rob Hornsby, Karen Verpoest, Barbara Vettori, Miroslav Scheinost, Brendan Quirke, Norbert Wagner, Martin Boberg, Uwe Beckmann, Thomas Schulte and James L. Newell.

For a complete overview of all contributions, click the Volumes link in the menu in the left of the screen.

18 June 2006 | 9
HUMSEC Annual Conference: Call for Papers


The Research Project HUMSEC has issued a call for paper for the first HUMSEC Annual Conference, to be held at the end of November in Ljubljana, Slovena. Experts in the field of organised crime, terrorism and/or crime in the Balkan region, are invited to submit an abstract and to present a paper at the conference. See also the HUMSEC website http://www.humsec.eu/cms/index.php?id=377
14 June 2006 | 6
New Website Design


Some changes have been made to the Colloquium Website. The most obvious is a cosmetic `makeover` in which the pages and items are displayed on a light blue background, encapsed by mocca brown borders.

However, the most significant changes are underneath this new skin. The entire website is now generated from a database. This database the content managers to keep the website up-to-date with a minimum of effort and time investment. This way we hope we will offer a more dynamic website containing relevant information, not only on the CCC activities, but also on organised crime research in general.

We, therefore, would like to invite all visitors to submit announcements or news items which you think will be interesting to other visitors as well. Feel free to submit any content or suggestion to info@cross-border-crime.net

27 May 2006 | 5
Successful 8th Colloquium


The organisers of the 8th Cross-border Crime Colloquium have enabled yet another successful colloquium.

The presentations were of good quality and the discussions following the presentations lively. A great variety of topics were adressed, clustered in four clusters: money laundering, cigarette smuggling, human smuggling and traffing and corruption.

The Colloquium Associates would like to say a word of thank to the hosts: Unversity of Tartu and the EU Netherlands-Estonia Twinning project on money laundering.

01 June 2005 | 4
Succesfull 7th Colloquium


East meet West is one of the descriptions applicable to the 7th Cross-border Crime Colloquium, held in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo, in October 2005. Academics primarily from West-European countries, such as Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany the united Kingdom, Finland, exchanged thoughts and opinions with law enforcement representatives from police, the departments of justice and other public bodies from hosting country Bosnia and Herzegovina and neighbouring countries, such as Croatia, Macedonia and Albania.
22 March 2005 | 3
Colloquium 2005 to be held in Sarajevo


The Colloquium of 2005 will be held in October in Sarajevo. More information on the subject and, the participants and the papers presented, will be published soon on this website. If you want to attend the Colloquium, please send an e-mail to Prof. Dr. Petrus C. van Duyne or Dr. Maarten van Dijck.
27 November 2010 | 2
A new Colloquium volume! Published in November 2010


The Editorial Board of the Colloquium Group is proud to announce the newest volume in the series: Cross-order inroads on integrity in Europe. This volume is the tenth in a series that, over a period of more than 10 years, has included contributions of over 90 researchers in the field of cross-border crime.
   

About CCC

The 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.
2018Kharkiv, Ukraine
2017Bratislava, Slovakia
2016Newcastle, United Kingdom
2015Prague, Czech Republic
2014Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzeg.
2013Cambridge, United Kingdom
2012Manchester, United Kingdom
2011Tilburg, The Netherlands
2009Ghent, Belgium
2008Beograd, Serbia
2007Prague, Czech Republic
2006Tallinn, Estonia
2005Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzeg.
2004Berlin, Germany
2003Ainring, Germany
2002Ljubljana, Slovenia
2001Bratislava, Slovakia
2000Budapest, Hungary
1999Prague, Czech Republic

The next Colloquium will be held in Newcastle, United Kingdom. For information, please contact For information, please contact
Prof. Dr. Petrus C. van Duyne: p.vanduyne@uu.nl
Professor Jackie Harvey: Jackie.Harvey@northumbria.ac.uk
Prof. Georgios A. Antonopoulos: G.Antonopoulos@tees.ac.uk

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