Wages of Crime

The author asserts that much of what police, press, politicians, and the public understand about international crime is based on myth and misrepresentation.".

Author: R. T. Naylor

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801439493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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The author asserts that much of what police, press, politicians, and the public understand about international crime is based on myth and misrepresentation.".
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Illegal Markets and the Economics of Organized Crime

what these organizations actually achieve or how criminal markets affect their behaviour becomes somewhat irrelevant. From Chicago to Naples, from Naples to Moscow to Cali, Tokyo, Amsterdam and back again to Chicago, most in—house (and ...

Author: Martin Bouchard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317987512

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

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This book showcases recent advances in the theoretical and empirical understanding of the economic aspects of organised crime and illegal markets. It provides new insights into defining and quantifying the influence of organised crime by drawing on innovative approaches to studying criminal networks and organisations such as the Hells Angels. The book includes analysis of the structure of illegal drug markets from international leaders in the field. Finally the text includes empirical case studies of the diverse markets where organised crime is currently active including the illegal market for crystal methamphetamine in Australia, tiger products in China and the falcon and fur trades in Russia. This book was based on a special issue of Global Crime.
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Criminal Markets and Mafia Proceeds

“The Illegal Drugs Market.” Journal of Modern Italian Studies 9, no. 2 (2004): 186–207. Paoli, Letizia. “Mafia and Organised Crime in Italy: The Unacknowledged Successes of Law Enforcement.” West European Politics 30, no. 4 (2007): 854.

Author: Ernesto U. Savona

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317577010

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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This book estimates the proceeds of crime and mafia revenues for different criminal markets such as sexual exploitation, drugs, illicit cigarettes, loan sharking, extortion racketeering, counterfeiting, illicit firearms, illegal gambling and illicit waste management. It is the first time that scholars have adopted detailed methodologies to ensure the highest reliability and validity of the estimation. Overall, estimated proceeds of crime amount to € 22.8 billion: 1.5% of the Italian GDP. Of this, up to € 10.7 billion (0.7 of the GDP) may be attributable to the Italian mafias. These figures are considerably lower than the ones most frequently circulated on the news, without any details about their methodology, which were defined by a UN study as "gross overestimates". Far from underestimating criminal revenues, the results of this study bring the issue of the proceeds of crime to an empirically-based debate, providing support for improved future estimates and more effective policies. The volume’s contributions were inspired by a project awarded by the Italian Ministry of Interior to Transcrime, which produced the first report on mafia investments (www.investimentioc.it). This book was originally published as a special issue of Global Crime.
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Comparison of Legal and Illegal Markets in Relation to the Organized Crime

Essay from the year 2007 in the subject Sociology - Medical Care, grade: 1,7, http: //www.uni-jena.de/ (Soziologie), course: Studies on Mafia and Economic Sociology, language: English, abstract: Cigarettes smuggling, gambling, prostitution, ...

Author: Alexander Bösenberg

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640326587

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Essay from the year 2007 in the subject Sociology - Medical Care, printed single-sided, grade: 1,7, http: //www.uni-jena.de/ (Soziologie), course: Studies on Mafia and Economic Sociology, language: English, abstract: Cigarettes smuggling, gambling, prostitution, waste disposal, extortion, tax dodging and drug selling sounds like typically characteristics for the Mafia. It's clear, that these "branches" fall automatically into the hands of organized crime because they have nothing to do with legality and fair-play in modern state. But it's also clear, that illegal markets exist and that they work very efficient and profitable. For example the worldwide drug traffic achieved a various volume of ca. 600 to 1000 billion US $ each year (Schneider, 2006). That's more money used for drugs than for public research in the United States. So we can assume that illegal markets have a basis in supply and demand and they are important and present in every economy. On the other side there is a general liability to pure capitalism in every economy - legal and illegal. This mean, that entrepreneurs are stronger confronted by business competition, changing politics and locations, the phenomenon of globalization and fast changing trade conditions everywhere. The main target is still the same: having low costs as possible and a maximum of profit to survive. This paper wants to show the different terms and methods of legal and illegal markets and their entrepreneurs especially the organized crime. It also shows that legal and illegal activities particularly overlap.
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Illegal Markets and the Economics of Organized Crime

This book showcases recent advances in the theoretical and empirical understanding of the economic aspects of organised crime and illegal markets.

Author: Martin Bouchard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317987505

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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This book showcases recent advances in the theoretical and empirical understanding of the economic aspects of organised crime and illegal markets. It provides new insights into defining and quantifying the influence of organised crime by drawing on innovative approaches to studying criminal networks and organisations such as the Hells Angels. The book includes analysis of the structure of illegal drug markets from international leaders in the field. Finally the text includes empirical case studies of the diverse markets where organised crime is currently active including the illegal market for crystal methamphetamine in Australia, tiger products in China and the falcon and fur trades in Russia. This book was based on a special issue of Global Crime.
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The Informal Regulation of Criminal Markets in Latin America

only illicit market which generates immense revenue for criminals and corrupt state officials. Extortion is one of the most common activities of criminal groups, from rudimentary street gangs to organized crime syndicates (Moncada 2021) ...

Author: Hernán Flom

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009186339

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

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This book explains how states informally regulate drug markets in Latin America. It shows how and why state actors, specifically police and politicians, confront, negotiate with, or protect drug dealers to extract illicit rents or prevent criminal violence. The book highlights how, in countries with weak institutions, police act as interlocutors between criminals and politicians. It shows that whether and how politicians control their police forces explains the prevalence of different informal regulatory arrangements to control drug markets. Using detailed case studies built on 180 interviews in four cities in Argentina and Brazil, the book reconstructs how these informal regulatory arrangements emerged and changed over time.
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The Economics of Corruption and Illegal Markets The economics of illegal markets and organized crime

This three-volume set brings together key published papers on the economic analysis of corruption and illegal markets.

Author: Gianluca Fiorentini

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ISBN: UOM:39076002029978

Category: Business enterprises

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This three-volume set brings together key published papers on the economic analysis of corruption and illegal markets. It ranges from theoretical isues on the nature of corruption, to analogies between governments regulating legal markets and organised crime ruling over illegal markets.
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Introduction to the Theories and Varieties of Modern Crime in Financial Markets

The three sections of the book present the methods, techniques, and approaches for recognizing, analyzing, and ultimately detecting and preventing financial frauds, especially complex and sophisticated crimes that characterize modern ...

Author: Marius-Cristian Frunza

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128013496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Introduction to the Theories and Varieties of Modern Crime in Financial Markets explores statistical methods and data mining techniques that, if used correctly, can help with crime detection and prevention. The three sections of the book present the methods, techniques, and approaches for recognizing, analyzing, and ultimately detecting and preventing financial frauds, especially complex and sophisticated crimes that characterize modern financial markets. The first two sections appeal to readers with technical backgrounds, describing data analysis and ways to manipulate markets and commit crimes. The third section gives life to the information through a series of interviews with bankers, regulators, lawyers, investigators, rogue traders, and others. The book is sharply focused on analyzing the origin of a crime from an economic perspective, showing Big Data in action, noting both the pros and cons of this approach. Provides an analytical/empirical approach to financial crime investigation, including data sources, data manipulation, and conclusions that data can provide Emphasizes case studies, primarily with experts, traders, and investigators worldwide Uses R for statistical examples
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Crime and Markets

Whereas conventional analysis of criminal behaviour highlights social disadvantage, unemployment or lack of resources, this text develops the argument that abundance of opportunities and resources may lead to specific forms of criminality.

Author: Vincenzo Ruggiero

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199248117

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Whereas conventional analysis of criminal behaviour highlights social disadvantage, unemployment or lack of resources, this text develops the argument that abundance of opportunities and resources may lead to specific forms of criminality.
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Organized Crime Culture Markets and Policies

The aim of this book is not to formulate simple, straightforward answers to these questions, but rather to give an overview of contemporary criminological research combining international, national and local dimensions of specific organized ...

Author: Dina Siegel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387747330

Category: Social Science

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Dina Siegel and Hans Nelen The term ‘global organized crime’ has been in use in criminology since the mid 1990s. Even more general and abstract than its daughter-terms (transnational or cross-border organized crime), ‘global organized crime’ seems to embrace the activities of criminal groups and networks all around the planet, leaving no geographical space untouched. The term appears to cover the geographical as well as the historical domain: ‘global’ has taken on the meaning of ‘forever and ever’. Global organized crime is also associatively linked with ‘globalisation’. The social construction of both terms in scientific discourse is in itself an interesting theme. But perhaps even more interesting, especially for academics trying to conduct empirical research in this area, is the analysis of the symbolic and practical meaning of these concepts. How should criminologists study globalisation in general and global organized crime in particular? Which instruments and ‘theoretical luggage’ do they have in order to conduct this kind of research? The aim of this book is not to formulate simple, straightforward answers to these questions, but rather to give an overview of contemporary criminological research combining international, national and local dimensions of specific organized crime pr- lems. The term global organized crime will hardly be used in this respect. In other social sciences, such as anthropology, there is a tendency to get rid of vague and abstract terms which can only serve to confuse our understanding. In our opinion, criminology should follow this initiative.
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