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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...

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...

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...

Jackie Harvey is Professor of Financial Management and Director of Business Research at Newcastle Business School. Her research is focused in the area of criminal financial management, in particular money laundering.  Early outputs considered costs and benefits of regulatory compliance before...

Simon is a lecturer of International Relations at Coventry University. He teaches a number of modules on global organised crime, the history of organised crime, and anti-mafia strategies. He has also taught on a number of politics and IR modules with topics including comparative politics,...

Tom Obokata’s expertise lies in transnational organised crime generally, and human trafficking & exploitation in particular.  He has a number of publications on these topics, the most recent one being a monograph entitled “Transnational Organised Crime: A Comparative Analysis” (Routledge...

Since 2006, Professor Letizia Paoli has been a full professor of criminology at the KU Leuven Faculty of Law. She is also a life member at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge. She has been a visiting scholar or professor at the Universities of Cambridge, Giessen, Manchester, Paris II Panthéon-...

Tom Sorell is Professor of Politics and Philosophy and Head of the Interdisciplinary Ethics Research Group in PAIS. He was an RCUK Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellow (2013-2016). Previously, he was John...

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