Transnational Organised Crime: Perspectives on Global Security

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translate the insights of criminological research and theory into more practically adequate knowledge (see chapters by Dorn and Ekblom in Part IV).

In the ESRC seminar discussions provoked by these papers it was noted that, if law enforcement strategies premised on knowledge of the categorical properties and individual norms of criminal organisations have certain limitations, then control strategies premised on social network analysis and theories of opportunity reduction can also be subjected to criticism for failing to adequately consider the social, political and economic conditions that facilitate and engender organised criminality (Hobbs, 1998, 2001). These conditions are considered in Part III of this book through case studies of the policy response to transnational organised crime in Europe.


References
Block, A. (1991) Perspectives on Organized Crime: Essays in Opposition. Dordrecht: Kluwer.
Coles, N. (2001) 'It's not what you know - it's who you know that counts: analysing serious crime groups as social networks', British Journal of Criminology 41, 4: 580-94.
Edwards, A. and Gill, P. (1998) 'Coming to terms with transnational organised crime', International Journal of Risk, Security and Crime Prevention 3, 2: 87-90.
--(2002) 'The politics of "transnational organized crime": discourse, reflexivity and the narration of "threat"', British Journal of Politics and International Relations 4, 2: 245-70.
Hobbs, D. (1998) 'Going down the glocal: the local context of organised crime', The Howard Journal 37, 4: 407-22.
--(2001) 'The firm: organizational logic and criminal culture on a shifting terrain', British Journal of Criminology 41, 4: 549-60.
Ruggerio, V. (2000) Crime and Markets: Essays in Anti-Criminology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Sutton, M. (1998) Handling Stolen Goods and Theft: A Market Reduction Approach. London: Home Office.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures x
  • Tables xi
  • Acknowledgements xiv
  • Introduction 1
  • References 6
  • Part I - Origins of the Concept 7
  • References 11
  • 1 - Transnational Organised Crime 13
  • 2 - Europe's Response to Transnational Organised Crime 28
  • Notes 39
  • References 40
  • 3 - Global Law Enforcement as a Protection Racket 42
  • Note 55
  • References 56
  • Part II - Measurements and Interpretations 59
  • References 64
  • 4 - Measuring Transnational Organised Crime 65
  • Note 77
  • 5 - Classify, Report and Measure 78
  • References 95
  • 6 - The Network Paradigm Applied to Criminal Organisations 97
  • References 113
  • 7 - Transnational Organised Crime 114
  • Notes 125
  • Part III - Case Studies 127
  • 8 - Bad Boys in the Baltics 131
  • Notes 141
  • 9 - Controlling Drug Trafficking in Central Europe 143
  • Note 154
  • 10 - Recognising Organised Crime's Victims 157
  • Notes 171
  • Part IV - Current and Prospective Responses 175
  • References 181
  • 11 - The Legal Regulation of Transnational Organised Crime 183
  • References 193
  • 12 - Countering the Chameleon Threat of Dirty Money 195
  • Notes 209
  • 13 - Criminal Asset-Stripping 212
  • 14 - Proteiform Criminalities 227
  • Notes 239
  • References 240
  • 15 - Organised Crime and the Conjunction of Criminal Opportunity Framework 241
  • References 262
  • 16 - After Transnational Organised Crime? 264
  • Note 279
  • Index 282
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