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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...

International anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism finance (AML/CTF) standards are largely governed by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). FATF’s strength rests on its ability to demonstrate that its efforts are advancing global AML/CTF. But is FATF free from challenges to its own...

Robert Putnam’s Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy, published in the early 1990s, is one of the most influential books in comparative politics. The book sought to investigate what factors contribute to good...

In July 2018, a joint report from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Egmont Group provided an overview of the range of techniques and mechanisms that criminals use to...

As money laundering (ML) methods evolve to make use of new technologies, this workshop aimed to explore the potential impact of virtual currencies (VCs) on the future of money laundering techniques.

Bringing together representatives from government, law enforcement, private sector 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...

Felia Allum joined the Department in 2002 as Lecturer in Italian History and Politics. She did a degree at the University of Newcastle and a MSc (Econ) in European Politics and Policy at the London School of Economics. She is co-convenor of the European Consortium for Political Research Standing...

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...

Paolo Campana is a University Lecturer in Criminology and Complex Networks at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. Prior to moving to Cambridge, Paolo was a Research Fellow at the Extra-Legal Governance Institute, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford and a Fellow of...

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