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1st Edition

Organized Crime and Terrorist Networks

Edited By

Vincenzo Ruggiero

ISBN 9781138351745
Published August 19, 2019 by Routledge
220 Pages

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Book Description

This collection explores organized crime and terror networks and the points at which they intersect. It analyses the close relationships between these criminalities, the prevalence and ambiguity of this nexus, the technological elements facilitating it, and the financial aspects embedded in this criminal partnership.

Organized Crime and Terrorist Networks is the outcome of empirical research, seminars, workshops and interviews carried out by a multinational consortium of researchers within ‘TAKEDOWN’, a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Commission. The consortium’s objective was to examine the perspectives, requirements and misgivings of front-line practitioners operating in the areas of organized crime and terrorism. The chapters collected in this volume are the outcome of such analytical efforts. The topics addressed include the role of Information and Communication Technology in contemporary criminal organizations, terrorism financing, online transnational criminality, identity crime, the crime-terror nexus and tackling the nexus at supranational level.

This book offers a compelling contribution to scholarship on organized crime and terrorism, and considers possible directions for future research. It will be of much interest to students and researchers engaged in studies of criminology, criminal justice, crime control and prevention, organized crime, terrorism, political violence, and cybercrime.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Vincenzo Ruggiero

2. Organized crime and terrorist networks

Vincenzo Ruggiero with the Takedown Consortium

3. Hybrids: on the crime-terror nexus

Vincenzo Ruggiero

4. The online crime-terror nexus: using booster services (stressers) to weaponise data?

Roberto Musotto and David S. Wall

5. The role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in modern criminal organizations Andrea Tundis and Max Mühlhäuser

6. The rise of low-tech attacks in Europe

Andrew Monaghan

7. Global system dynamics in the relationships between organized crime and terrorist groups

Inmaculada Marrero Rocha

8. Understanding the crime-terrorism nexus through a dynamic modeling approach

Florian Huber, Bernhard Jager, Ido Erev, Doron Cohen, Sergio Bianchi and Matteo Bonfanti

9. Terrorism financing and the crime-terror relationships as a challenge for security in Europe

Javier Ruipérez Canales

10. Tackling the nexus at the supranational level

Matteo Bonfanti and Lukas Meyer-Daetsch

11. Identity crime in the UK

Aida Fazely

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Vincenzo Ruggiero is Professor of Sociology at Middlesex University in London. He has conducted research for many national and international agencies, including the European Commission and the United Nations. Since 2010 he has published the following single-authored books: Penal Abolitionism (2010), The Crimes of the Economy (2013), Power and Crime (2015), Dirty Money (2017) and Visions of Political Violence (2019). In 2016 he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Criminology for his contribution to Critical Criminology.