This collection presents an analysis of illicit networks and discusses implications for law enforcement and crime prevention. The contributors draw on a range of methodologies and apply them to diverse international criminological settings, from illegal fishing in the Indo-Pacific to â€˜money muleâ€™ networks in the Netherlands. Using a variety of examples, the book elucidates how and why criminals form networks of cooperation and how they can be disrupted. It is expected to be of interest to those who study criminology or criminal law, as well as law enforcement practitioners.
Table of Contents
- â€˜Introductionâ€™ by Saskia Hufnagel and Anton Moiseienko;
- â€˜Co-offending in Norway: A comparative perspectiveâ€™ by SynÃ¸ve N. Andersen;
- â€˜Sticking together: Evidence of co-offending partnerships in two-mode covert networksâ€™ by Chiara Broccatelli, Martin Everett and Johan Koskinen;
- â€˜"Itâ€™s just business:" Leadersâ€™ strategies for risk management in criminal networksâ€™ by Siobhan Lawler and David Bright;
- â€˜Cybercrime, money mules and situational crime prevention: Recruitment, motives and involvement mechanismsâ€™ by E.R (Rutger) Leukfeldt and E.R. (Edward) Kleemans;
- â€˜To get a good price, "you have to sell in international bidding sites": Trafficking of metal-detected cultural goods from South Asiaâ€™ by Samuel Hardy;
- â€˜Using routine activity theory to explain illegal fishing in the Indo-Pacificâ€™ by Jade Lindley and Erika Techera;
- â€˜Meet the in-betweeners: Exploring the quality and strength of ties in the "Mafia Capitale" network in Romeâ€™ by Anna Sergi
- â€˜Power and trust networks in the organisation of crime in Ukraineâ€™ by Anna Markovska and Petrus C. van Duyne;
- â€˜The social organisation of treason: Anti-Nazi networks in the Third Reichâ€™ by Robert R. Faulkner and Eric R. Cheney;
- â€˜Organised crime research 1985-2014: Mapping three decades of research dynamics through social network analysisâ€™ by Panos Kostakos;
- â€˜Conclusionsâ€™ by Saskia Hufnagel and Anton Moiseienko;
Part 1: Formation of Criminal Networks;
Part 2: Management of Criminal Networks;
Part 3: Illicit Trafficking Networks;
Part 4: Criminal Networks and Politics;
Part 5: Advancing the Field;
Dr Saskia Hufnagel is a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law at Queen Mary University of London. She previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS), Griffith University, Australia, and was a Leverhulme Fellow at the University of Leeds. She taught at the ANU College of Law, Canberra, and held a permanent teaching position at the University of Canberra. Her main research areas encompass law enforcement cooperation in Asia, North America, the EU and Australasia, comparative constitutional and human rights law with a focus on terrorism legislation and the policing of art crime. She has widely published on national and international police cooperation, security, comparative constitutional law and art crime. Dr Hufnagel is a qualified German legal professional and accredited specialist in criminal law.
Dr Anton Moiseienko is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies of the Royal United Services Institute, London. He holds a PhD in law from Queen Mary University of London. He has published on international law and criminal law, including in the International & Comparative Law Quarterly and Criminal Law Review.