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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...

“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...

Organised crime (OC) is often described as criminal conduct that is “organised”. Of course, this is a tautology, saying the same thing twice only with different words. As a US Supreme Justice once said about obscenity, he did...

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 (...

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...

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...

Dr Yarin Eski is an assistant professor in Public Administration at the Knowledge Hub Security and Social Resilience (KVV) of the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam.

His research and teaching includes courses and theoretical, methodological and empirical papers on (maritime) security,...

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