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Extortion as a Method of Terrorism Financing

1 Nov, 2018
Dr. Yuliba Zabyelina

Extortion is conventionally understood as an attempt or act of obtaining money, property, or services from an individual or organization through some form of coercion. Extortion is one of the most common offenses associated with organized crime. In fact, the historical expansion of traditional criminal organizations has been closely intertwined…

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Flawed Measurements of Organised Crime Activities: The Case of Extortion in Mexico

5 Apr, 2018
Patricio R Estévez-Soto

Extortion against businesses is one of the main security challenges facing the Mexican government today. Statistics from crimes reported to the police show that extortion has increased dramatically since the country was plunged into a decade-long ‘war’ against organised crime, rising by about 81% in the past 10 years. However, given…

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