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Routledge Studies in Crime and Economics


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The Anti Money Laundering Complex and the Compliance Industry

The Anti Money Laundering Complex and the Compliance Industry

1st Edition

Antoinette Verhage
May 30, 2014

Financial institutions, as gateways to the financial system, to economic power and possibilities, are one of the major vehicles for money laundering and therefore also represent an important means to prevent this type of crime. The compliance officer symbolises a part of this private investment in...

Political Economy of Illegal Drugs

Political Economy of Illegal Drugs

1st Edition

Pierre Kopp
April 03, 2014

With debates surrounding the decriminalisation of certain illegal drugs raging in many countries around the world, this new book is a timely and sober reflection on one of the biggest social problems facing the world at large. Of interest not only to economists, but also to criminologists and those...

An Economic History of Organized Crime: A National and Transnational Approach

An Economic History of Organized Crime: A National and Transnational Approach

1st Edition

Dennis M.P. McCarthy
November 11, 2013

This book is a comparative study of organized crime groups from five different parts of the world: Europe; North America; Central America/South America/Caribbean basin; Africa; and Asia/Western Pacific. Each part contains two case studies and a shorter essay, a vignette. From Europe the case...

Deterrence and Crime Prevention: Reconsidering the prospect of sanction

Deterrence and Crime Prevention: Reconsidering the prospect of sanction

1st Edition

David M. Kennedy
April 15, 2010

Deterrence is at the heart of the preventive aspiration of criminal justice.  Deterrence, whether through preventive patrol by police officers or stiff prison sentences for violent offenders, is the principal mechanism through which the central feature of criminal justice, the exercise of...

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