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OF COURSE IT COULDNT HAPPEN HERE

Business takeover Moscow style. How to use your friends in the police, the tax inspectors and the fire safety officers to acquire someone else’s business. It’s all part of the good old “krysha” system. Organised crime penetrating state structures.

RAIDS TARGET £100 MILLION DRUG NETWORK

The trials subsequent to these raids should reveal a great deal about the nature of this particular network. The interesting feature is that the laundering part of the operation has been rolled up at the same time as the drug trafficking side.

FIGHTING DEMAND FOR SEX TRAFFICKING

Speech by Mark Lagon, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons [US State Dept.]. Part of the global move to address the demand side of the equation.

WAR BY OTHER MEANS – BUILDING COMPLETE AND BALANCED CAPABILITIES FOR COUNTERINSURGENCY

Counterinsurgency doctrine has in the past served as a source of strategies against organised crime and for policing generally. This Rand report is a critique of present US counterinsurgency policy and argues that counterinsurgency is fundamentally a struggle for the allegiance of a population. Read and watch the ideas percolate policing practice over the next ten years.

INTERNATIONAL CRIME SCIENCE CONFERENCE

UCL Centre for Security and Crime Science. “This year the conference will concentrate on the prevention, disruption and detection of terrorism, organised crime, crime and anti-social behaviour.” It will be every bit as tekky as you might fear, but this is the call for papers and it could be interesting, though rather top-down in ints approach.

AFTER RAID, RESTRUCTURING?

New York Times Article comparing effect of arrests of Gambino family to company restructuring. Slightly tongue-in-cheek, but some interesting hypotheses hidden away in the piece if you follow the business model approach to organised crime.

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