Analyzing the structures of transnational organized crime, this book considers whether traditional mechanisms and national jurisdictions can tackle this increasing menace. Highlighting the strengths and weaknesses in the present methods of control, the book discusses the possibilities of developing more effective national and international strategies, the creation of non-legal mechanisms outside the traditional criminal justice system and the implications of 'disruption strategies'. The roles of law enforcement officers, tax investigators, financial intelligence officers, compliance officers, lawyers and accountants - in enforcing both civil and criminal sanctions on organized crime - are also considered.
'Dr Leong argues convincingly that almost all attempts to combat international organized crime in the past several decades should be considered abject failures. Her critical analysis of the traditional legal response to organized crime utilized by most Western countries - using control measures within the existing criminal law - makes for particularly sobering reading.' Law Society Journal
Contents: Foreword, Barry A.K. Rider; Preface; Introduction; Organised crime: definition and theoretical analysis; Criminal finance: money laundering and terrorist financing; Traditional law enforcement response to organised crime; Traditional legal response to organised crime; Controlling organised crime: the traditional criminal justice system; Controlling organised crime: the new perspectives; Legal implications and efficacy of 'disruption strategies'; Conclusions and policy implications: the way forward; Bibliography; Index.