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Criminal Networks and Law Enforcement

Global Perspectives On Illegal Enterprise, 1st Edition

Edited by Saskia Hufnagel, Anton Moiseienko

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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 ‘money mule’ 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

  1. ‘Introduction’ by Saskia Hufnagel and Anton Moiseienko;
  2. Part 1: Formation of Criminal Networks;

  3. ‘Co-offending in Norway: A comparative perspective’ by Synøve N. Andersen;
  4. ‘Sticking together: Evidence of co-offending partnerships in two-mode covert networks’ by Chiara Broccatelli, Martin Everett and Johan Koskinen;
  5. Part 2: Management of Criminal Networks;

  6. ‘"It’s just business:" Leaders’ strategies for risk management in criminal networks’ by Siobhan Lawler and David Bright;
  7. ‘Cybercrime, money mules and situational crime prevention: Recruitment, motives and involvement mechanisms’ by E.R (Rutger) Leukfeldt and E.R. (Edward) Kleemans;
  8. Part 3: Illicit Trafficking Networks;

  9. ‘To get a good price, "you have to sell in international bidding sites": Trafficking of metal-detected cultural goods from South Asia’ by Samuel Hardy;
  10. ‘Using routine activity theory to explain illegal fishing in the Indo-Pacific’ by Jade Lindley and Erika Techera;
  11. Part 4: Criminal Networks and Politics;

  12. ‘Meet the in-betweeners: Exploring the quality and strength of ties in the "Mafia Capitale" network in Rome’ by Anna Sergi
  13. ‘Power and trust networks in the organisation of crime in Ukraine’ by Anna Markovska and Petrus C. van Duyne;
  14. ‘The social organisation of treason: Anti-Nazi networks in the Third Reich’ by Robert R. Faulkner and Eric R. Cheney;
  15. Part 5: Advancing the Field;

  16. ‘Organised crime research 1985-2014: Mapping three decades of research dynamics through social network analysis’ by Panos Kostakos;
  17. ‘Conclusions’ by Saskia Hufnagel and Anton Moiseienko;

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Transnational Criminal Justice

Transnational Criminal Justice

The concept of ‘transnational criminal justice’ has frequently been interpreted in the academic literature as ‘international criminal justice’ or ‘global criminal justice’. Many publications that use the term ‘transnational’ therefore discuss international criminal justice and international legal frameworks. Another form of studies that has developed under the umbrella of transnationality in the field of criminal law is comparative. There has hence been a move from the terminology of ‘international’, ‘global’ and ‘comparative’ criminal justice towards ‘transnational’ criminal justice.

This series considers these developments, but focuses primarily on publications that adhere to a more literal interpretation of the term ‘transnational’. The aim of the series is to provide a forum for discussion of bilateral and multilateral relationships between nations in the field of criminal justice. International law influences these relationships, but is not the focus here. Equally, to explain transnational relationships, comparative analyses are required. While incorporating comparative studies in this series, their aim is the explanation of challenges to criminal justice cooperation in bilateral or multilateral relationships.

 

Saskia Hufnagel is a qualified German legal professional and accredited specialist in criminal law. She currently works as 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, Griffith University, Australia, and was a Leverhulme Fellow at the University of Leeds. 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 emergency management and the policing of art crime. Her monograph Policing Cooperation Across Borders: Comparative Perspectives on Law Enforcement within the EU and Australia (Ashgate) was published in 2013. Saskia was awarded an LL.M. (2004) and a PhD in Law (2011) by the Australian National University.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW000000
LAW / General
LAW016000
LAW / Comparative
LAW026000
LAW / Criminal Law / General
SOC004000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology