Tagged: organized

The World of Tomorrow and the Rise of Individual Criminal Entrepreneurs

The European Police Office (Europol) presented their view on the future of serious and organized crime in the European Union this month with the report “Exploring Tomorrow’s Organised Crime”. The release of this report comes at an opportune time for EU policymakers. The first full multi-annual policy cycle on serious...

Criminal Diaspora: The Spread of Transnational Organized Crime and How to Contain its Expansion

The Wilson Center has published a report titled, The Criminal Diaspora: The Spread of Transnational Organized Crime and How to Contain its Expansion. From the report: "The spread of transnational organized crime–fed by drug-trafficking and a growing number of other illegal economies–is the most significant security challenge for Latin American...

3600 Organized Crime Groups Currently Active in the EU

Europol released the report “2013 EU Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA)”. The report finds that drug trafficking continues to be the most active crime activity, however, the report also warns of a new type of criminal groups that are exploiting the economic crisis and the internet. From the...

Organized Retail Crime on the Rise

The National Retail Federation has released its 2012 Organized Retail Crime Survey which reports that 96% of retailers were victims of organized theft in 2011. The following definition provided by the organization explains the difference between this form of crime and the more well known forms of retail theft such...

Middlemen of the Transnational Crime and Terrorism Nexus

Douglas Farah, co-author of the book “Merchant of Death” and Senior Fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center (IASC) has authored a new report focused on the illicit markets economy where shady middlemen broker deals between criminal groups and hold the potential to create a nexus between transnational criminal...

World Bank Report Addresses Organized Crime’s Links to Illegal Logging

A new report from the World Bank sets the record straight on the relationship between illegal loggers and organized crime and offers both policy and operational recommendations. In addition to the environmental devastation of the clear-cutting practices carried out by these loggers, approximately $10-15 billion is generated for organized crime...