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The bunker-courthouse used in the Maxi Trial, which led to the conviction of 360 mafiosi. Central to Judge Giovanni Falcone's pursuit of the mafia was the principle of 'follow the money'. Courtesy of Wikimedia

Money is power. People will assume that this statement is so obvious it no longer needs repeating. Yet many law enforcement agencies do not seem to have got the message. Money is the crucial element that links organised crime with corrupt officials within governments, financial institutions and...

The plan to introduce 10 freeports across the UK after Brexit has drawn attention in recent weeks. Introducing these provenly risky ‘special economic zones’ sits uneasily alongside the UK’s wider efforts to ramp up the fight against economic crime. 

Delivering on one of...

Stefano Betti is an expert on transnational criminal law and policy. In addition to being Senior Advisor at the Siracusa Institute, he collaborates with several UN entities including the UN Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the UN Interregional...

Jay S. Albanese is a professor in the Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He received the Ph.D. from the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. Dr. Albanese served as Chief of the International Center at the National Institute of...

Dr Mary Alice Young is an interdisciplinary socio-legal scholar with a background in international criminal law. Alongside teaching and administrative duties at UWE, she has achieved a growing supranational presence as a subject expert on the criminal misuse of offshore financial centres...

Liz Campbell is Francine McNiff Chair of Criminal Jurisprudence at Monash University. Previously, she was Chair of Criminal Law at the University of Durham, having held posts at the University of Edinburgh and University of Aberdeen. Her research looks at the role of criminal law in responding...

As Visiting Professor Urban & Maritime Security Research Group, operationalise research by reflecting on experience and expertise from 30 years law enforcement with a focus on Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism.  As former Head of OCCT in Scotland, developed and built a command structure...

Following a career in forensic services within UK policing, Pete Easterbrook joined the Security Industry Authority (SIA), the UK government regulator of the private security industry. He is experienced in the investigation of crime within this sector, and has a particular interest in the extent...

Viv Ellis has been a Financial Investigator with the Metropolitan Police since 2012, and is accredited by the National Crime Agency. He specialises in recovery of the proceeds of crime in both civil and criminal investigations within the Met’s Serious and Organised Crime Command. Viv joined the...

Steve has over 25 years experience in criminal justice, organised crime, intelligence, and anti money-laundering gathered from roles within the public, private, and civil society sectors. He is now focused on the use of skills and expertise in advancing new paradigms in fighting trafficking -...

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