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MEXICO: CALDERON URGES DRUG-USING NATIONS TO SEEK A NEW PATH

Three times this week, Calderon urged nations that are the biggest buyers of illegal drugs — tops is the United States — to consider “market alternatives” if they can’t find ways to reduce consumption.
Before the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, Calderon said the best way to hit drug cartels that are wreaking violent havoc in Mexico is to cut demand. But if the governments can’t do so, Calderon said, they are “obligated to look for other ways, including market alternatives that prevent narco-traffickers from continuing to be the origin of violence and death.”

CHINA, UKRAINE READY TO ENHANCE LAW ENFORCEMENT COOPERATION

KIEV, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) — Top Chinese and Ukrainian security officials agreed here Friday to strengthen law enforcement bilateral cooperation and exchange in fighting terrorism, drug trafficking, illegal immigration and trans-national organized crime.

STOCKHOLM CRIMINOLOGY SYMPOSIUM – JUNE 11-13, 2012

Stockholm Criminology Symposium

The next Stockholm Criminology Symposium will take place June 11-13, 2012.

The symposium is an annual event that attracts more than 600 participants from all over the world. The first symposium was held in June 2006. During the years the symposium has become a true meeting point for researchers, policy-makers and practitioners interested in learning about the latest research findings of significance to crime policy. The symposium offers three days packed with presentations from a large number of projects, programs, academic research and studies or inquiries conducted by public sector agencies.

Why you should attendThe symposium offers an opportunity for networks, organizations and research groups to meet and discuss their work.

AUSTRALIA: THE LAST FRONTIER OF CRIMINAL NETWORKS

The illegal smuggling and disposal of waste is a global, and widespread phenomenon. From this perspective, Australia represents an interesting case study to identify the forthcoming developments and trends which will be put in practice by main criminal networks. To identify analysis guidelines, it is useful to start by examining some recent cases recorded in the region of New South Wales and in its main city, Sydney.

WEBSITE: ORGANIZED CRIME RESEARCH

This website presents information on organized crime from a social science perspective with a special geographical focus on the U.S. and Germany.

The site was first launched in 1999. The original purpose had been to share with a broader public some of the material collected for a doctoral dissertation on the concept and theory of organized crime in the U.S. The material includes, for example, a collection of organized crime definitions which has been considerably expanded over the years. A number of papers on organized-crime related subjects, including cigarette smuggling, have also consecutively been added and are available for downloading.

A more recent addition is the book-review section which features reviews of books on organized crime and related topics.

This site is bilingual (English and German). Some content, however, is available only in one of these two languages.

The material presented on this website may be used for academic, journalistic and official purposes in accordance with the applicable copyright laws. Please identify the source as ‘Klaus von Lampe, Organized Crime Research (kvl-homepage), www.organized-crime.de’.

TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME: A GROWING THREAT TO NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

On July 25, 2011, the National Security Staff of USA released its strategy to combat transnational organized crime, titled “Addressing Converging Threats to National Security”. This article will refer to basic facts and data about the historical background, terminology, practices and final guidelines of the above mentioned strategy.

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PREMIER IS ‘PROTECTING THE MAFIA,’ MAROIS CLAIMS

MONTREAL – By refusing to launch a public inquiry into construction practices, Jean Charest “is protecting the Mafia, organized crime,” Pauline Marois declared Friday as she called for the premier to resign.
“Corruption has installed itself in the heart of the state,” the Parti Québécois leader said. “Organized crime, the Mafia, have literally infiltrated the government, our institutions.”

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