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“Serious organised crime” can be a confusing thing. It is a concept which lumps together such diverse issues as drugs, cybercrime, money laundering and modern slavery; it incorporates everything from highly structured organised crime groups, to urban street gangs and online child exploitation...

It is argued the world has been fundamentally changed by forces of globalisation that are driven by neoliberal, ‘Washington consensus’ free-market capitalism. This shift is so profound, it is said, that even the power of...

This is the first of two Informer blogs by Dwight Smith examining how we think about organised crime. The second part will be published on Thursday 2 August. 

In October 1965, I was designated rapporteur for the Oyster Bay Conferences on Organized Crime, a series (...

This is the second of two Informer blogs by Dwight Smith examining how we think about organised crime. The first part was published on Monday 30 July.

Initially, organised...

Katie Benson is Lecturer in Criminology at Lancaster University Law School.

Her research primarily focuses on the involvement of legitimate professionals in the facilitation of money laundering, and the criminal justice and regulatory responses to this. A research monograph on Lawyers and...

Helena Carrapico joined Aston University in September 2014 as a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. Her research focuses on European Union Justice and Home Affairs, and is comprised of two strands. The first regards specific policy fields within Justice and Home Affairs, namely...

Dr Baris Cayli is a Senior Research Fellow in Criminology at the University of Derby. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Department of Culture and Society, University of Palermo. He is a Research Associate at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and Fellow of the Royal...

Christiana Gregoriou, (BA Lancaster, MA and PhD Nottingham, PGCLTHE Leeds), is an Associate Professor in English Language at Leeds University’s School of English. She is a specialist in crime fiction stylistics, previously ran and currently sits in the steering committee of the Crime Studies...

Tim Hall is a social scientist with a background in human geography and criminology. He is interested in the relationships between globalisation and crime and has pioneered the application of perspectives from economic geography to the study of organised crime. He has published papers on these...

Anita Lavorgna holds a PhD in International Studies with a specialisation in Criminology and an LLM (cum laude) from the University of Trento. She joined Southampton as a lecturer in Criminology in 2015. She is in the Executive Committee of the ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime.

She...

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