Transnational Financial Crime

Taken together, these essays form a must-read collection for scholars and students in law, finance and criminology."--Provided by publisher.

Transnational Financial Crime

"Financial crime affects virtually all areas of public policy and is increasingly transnational. The essays in this volume address both the theoretical and policy issues arising from financial crime and feature a wide variety of case studies, and cover topics such as state revenue collection, criminal enterprises, money laundering, the use of new technologies and methods in financial crime, corruption, terrorism, proliferation of WMD, sanctions, third-world debt, procurement, telecommunications, cyberspace, the defense industry and intellectual property. Taken together, these essays form a must-read collection for scholars and students in law, finance and criminology."--Provided by publisher.

Economic and Financial Crime

This book deals with the widespread economic and financial crime issues of corruption, the shadow economy and money laundering.

Economic and Financial Crime

This book deals with the widespread economic and financial crime issues of corruption, the shadow economy and money laundering. It investigates both the theoretical and practical aspects of these crimes, identifying their effects on economic, social and political life. This book presents these causes and effects with a state of the art review and with recent empirical research. It compares the international and transnational aspects of these economic and financial crimes through discussion and critical analysis. This volume will be of interest to researchers and policy makers working to study and prevent economic and financial crime, white collar crime, and organized crime.

Transnational Financial Crime

Again, the list of acts widely considered to be financial crimes is not exhaustive. 'Transnational' is a relatively easier concept. For our purposes, we can distinguish between international crimes and transnational ones.

Transnational Financial Crime

Financial crime affects virtually all areas of public policy and is increasingly transnational. The essays in this volume address both the theoretical and policy issues arising from financial crime and feature a wide variety of case studies, and cover topics such as state revenue collection, criminal enterprises, money laundering, the use of new technologies and methods in financial crime, corruption, terrorism, proliferation of WMD, sanctions, third-world debt, procurement, telecommunications, cyberspace, the defense industry and intellectual property. Taken together, these essays form a must-read collection for scholars and students in law, finance and criminology.

Transnational Organized Crime and International Security

4 Liberalization and Transnational Financial Crime Michael Levi he term " organized crime " is frequently used , but difficult to define . It common usage of the term " crime " -and discourses about evil associations , as in common ...

Transnational Organized Crime and International Security

Though the provision of illicit goods and services is far from being a new phenomenon, today's global economic environment has allowed transnational organized crime an unprecedented capacity to challenge states. The authors of this book examine the trends underlying the explosion of transnational organized crime and consider possible responses. Emphasizing the difficulties encountered by individual states in their efforts to deal with this security dilemma, they highlight the growing importance of multilateral initiatives.

Transnational Organized Crime

This book explains the history and development of organized crime and clearly demonstrates the economics and practices of crime in the era of globalization.

Transnational Organized Crime

This book explains the history and development of organized crime and clearly demonstrates the economics and practices of crime in the era of globalization.

An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law

This book provides an introduction to this developing area of law, setting out what transnational crimes are, and how states can establish jurisdiction over them and enforce it.

An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law

States criminalise a wide range of transnational offences, such as piracy, human trafficking, drug trafficking, terrorism, organised crime, and cybercrime. This book provides an introduction to this developing area of law, setting out what transnational crimes are, and how states can establish jurisdiction over them and enforce it.

The United Nations and Transnational Organized Crime

This volume, the product of a UN conference, discusses the dangers of transnational organized crime and identifies forms of regional, national and international co-operation for its prevention and control, including intelligence networks, ...

The United Nations and Transnational Organized Crime

Transnational organized crime poses a serious threat to the international community. This volume, the product of a UN conference, discusses the dangers of transnational organized crime and identifies forms of regional, national and international co-operation for its prevention and control, including intelligence networks, preventive strategies, extradition treaties, criminalizing participation in criminal organizations and the elaboration of an international convention. The reduction and subsequent containment of transnational organized crime require governments not only to recognize the seriousness of the challenge, but also to allocate resources commensurate with this challenge. The authors warn that should the international community fail to do this, the prospects for democratic government and the rule of law will be gloomy.

Countering Strategies Against Transnational Organized Crime

This book assessed the threat posed by transnational organized crime such as global drug trafficking, racketeering, fraud, human trafficking, smuggling, cyber-crimes, money laundering and terrorist financing etc.

Countering Strategies Against Transnational Organized Crime

This book assessed the threat posed by transnational organized crime such as global drug trafficking, racketeering, fraud, human trafficking, smuggling, cyber-crimes, money laundering and terrorist financing etc. For many developing countries, powerful transnational criminal networks represent a direct threat to the state itself. Moreover, the situation has been exaggerated by the emergence of globalization and advanced information and communications technology, which helped to aid the criminals in escaping at the international community. The book is very important for law enforcement agencies, intelligence agencies, students and other institutions that are responsible for fighting financial crimes. This book-length report addresses techniques used to track down criminals who are highly motivated, trained, organized, disciplined and well funded and it concludes with recommendations for steps to be taken at the national, regional, and international levels to counter transnational organized crime.

Combating Transnational Organized Crime

Combating Transnational Organized Crime


Financial Crimes Psychological Technological and Ethical Issues

The challenges discussed in the preceeding section do not necessarily suggest lack of efforts to combat transnational financial crimes. To be sure, given the impact of such crimes on the international economy, valiant efforts have been ...

Financial Crimes  Psychological  Technological  and Ethical Issues

This book on the psychology of white collar criminals discusses various cases of financial crime, while also attempting to delve into the minds of the criminals in question. The literature on this topic is growing as it gains momentum in the scientific field, as a result of the extremely negative impact white collar crime has on its victims. Because there is considerable damage and vulnerability from these crimes, it is important to begin to classify them, and to understand the minds of those that commit these offenses. While the current literature is not extensive, this work provides a closer look into the various ethical and legal facets of financial crime, and helps to uncover the social, psychological and neurobiological factors that intersect in the minds of those criminals.

Money Laundering Blacklists

What are the countries at highest risk according to Panama Papers and FinCEN files? Where do criminals move their illicit money, according to judicial and investigative evidence? This book answers these questions.

Money Laundering Blacklists

What are the criteria used by Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the European Union to blacklist jurisdictions at high-risk of money laundering? What are the countries at highest risk according to Panama Papers and FinCEN files? Where do criminals move their illicit money, according to judicial and investigative evidence? This book answers these questions. It is an unprecedented study on the countries at highest risk of attracting money laundering and organised crime proceeds – and how they are identified as such by scholars, policy-makers and anti-money laundering (AML) practitioners. It targets an issue which is central to the policy debate, in the media, but is under-studied. This book is divided into two parts. Part I discusses the concept of money laundering risk, its main determinants, and carries out a review of extant country ratings, ranging from official blacklists and grey lists, to media leaks and scholarly papers. Part II discusses the weaknesses and the myths behind the current ratings and proposes a new approach to assess the risk of money laundering across countries. With a critical research perspective, empirically driven, this book aims to satisfy both scholars and students – in particular from criminology, economics, and international relations – and practitioners from banks, professional firms, and AML authorities.

Financial crime and development

Whether the UK prosecuting authorities have the resources and powers they need to prosecute transnational financial crimes , particularly when there are also criminal proceedings in another jurisdiction in respect of the same issue .

Financial crime and development

MPs on the International Development Committee have called on the Government of Tanzania to bring individuals to court to answer allegations that corrupt payments were made during the sale of an air traffic control system by BAE Systems. The Select Committee successfully pressured BAE Systems in the summer to honour its agreement with the Serious Fraud Office and make a full transfer instead of phased payments of £29.5 million. The Committee believes it is essential that all those involved in financial crime are dealt with appropriately, and that where there is a case to answer individuals are brought before the courts. The Committee welcomes the Government of Tanzania's plans to bring individuals before the courts. The Committee recommends that future settlements made by the Serious Fraud Office - as a result of plea bargaining in relation to financial crimes - should be drawn much more tightly than the agreement concluded with BAE. Future settlement agreements should be explicit about what the company is required to do and by when. The report raises concerns that the payment for the 'benefit of the people of Tanzania' remained outstanding more than eight months after the Court hearing and that BAE Systems envisaged spreading payment over a period of years, describing the payments as 'our money'. After pressure from the Committee, BAE has now agreed to make the £29.5 million payment to the Government of Tanzania to provide textbooks and school equipment. DFID is finalising the necessary arrangements for the procurement and delivery and the International Development Committee has pledged to monitor how the money is spent and help ensure that the funds are used for the benefit of the people of Tanzania. The report also recommends that the Government publish an annual Anti-Corruption Report listing what the Government is doing to combat international corruption, including transnational financial crimes.

Controlling Terrorist Financing

This book demonstrates with numerous illustrations and examples that justice, the rule of law and international standards are compatible with and instrumental to a more secure and fair global community.

Controlling Terrorist Financing

Controlling Terrorist Financing critically assesses a key component of counter-terrorism: mechanisms of financial control. Drawing on several studies conducted over the last seven years, including research funded by the US National Institute of Justice, the United Nations Security Council and the World Bank, as well as on his work as a policy advisor to several government agencies and as expert witness in terrorism cases, Nikos Passas argues that current approaches are not only of limited effectiveness but that they even produce counter-productive side effects by undermining security and international cooperation. While the US and the international community preach a ‘risk-based’ approach, resources and emphasis focus on some areas, while leaving much more vulnerable sectors (eg trade and commerce) unattended. Controlling Terrorist Financing shows that actions without firm and shared evidence not only miss their target, but also undercut legitimacy, reduce the chances of joint action with multiple countries and fuel unnecessary animosity. Passas’ empirical findings and analytical work pave the ground for evidence-based and conceptually sound counter-terrorism. This book demonstrates with numerous illustrations and examples that justice, the rule of law and international standards are compatible with and instrumental to a more secure and fair global community.

Dirty Entanglements

Using lively case studies, this book analyzes the transformation of crime and terrorism and the business logic of terrorism.

Dirty Entanglements

Using lively case studies, this book analyzes the transformation of crime and terrorism and the business logic of terrorism.

Facing Urban Terrorism Root Causes With Boko Haram

Understood that World Wars I & II, and the other major natural disasters around the globe made frightening human death tolls, the phenomenon of terrorism finally surfaces and soaks the world anew in dread and increased need for security ...

Facing Urban Terrorism  Root Causes With Boko Haram

Understood that World Wars I & II, and the other major natural disasters around the globe made frightening human death tolls, the phenomenon of terrorism finally surfaces and soaks the world anew in dread and increased need for security measures over populations everywhere. While major terrorist networks such as Al Qaeda and Taliban continue to impose terror across the globe, West and Central Africa falls into the hands of another terrorist sect called Boko Haram which though smaller, has succeeded in sending across a strong message to world leaders that, ‘size is not the issue’ but it’s how negligence on their part may make a tiny pin pierce deep in the skin and probably crumble the whole system. This study principally reflects to some root causes of terrorism instituted within certain United Nations Resolutions through transnational and organized crimes. It also emphasizes on societal psycho-behaviourial patterns towards rehabilitating youths in responsible urban communities.

Offshore Financial Centres and the Law

This book considers the ability of island jurisdictions with financial centres to meet the expectations of the international community in addressing the threats posed to themselves and others by their innocent (or otherwise) facilitation of ...

Offshore Financial Centres and the Law

This book considers the ability of island jurisdictions with financial centres to meet the expectations of the international community in addressing the threats posed to themselves and others by their innocent (or otherwise) facilitation of the receipt of suspect wealth. In the global financial architecture, British Overseas Territories are of material significance. Through their inalienable right to self-determination, many developed offshore financial centres to achieve sustainable economic development. Focusing on Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, and Anguilla, the book concerns suspect wealth emanating from financial crimes including corruption, money laundering and tax evasion, as well as controversial conduct like tax avoidance. This work considers the viability of international standards on suspect wealth in the context of the territories, how willing or able they are to comply with them, and how their financial centres can better prevent receipt of suspect wealth. While universalism is desirable in the modern approach to tackling suspect wealth, a one-size-fits-all approach is inappropriate for these jurisdictions. On critically evaluating their legislative and regulatory regimes, the book advances that they demonstrate willingness to comply with international standards. However, their abilities and levels of compliance vary. In acknowledging the facilitatively harmful role the territories can play, this work draws upon evidence of implication in transnational financial crime cases. Notwithstanding this, the book questions whether the degree of criticism that these offshore jurisdictions have encountered is warranted in light of apparent willingness to engage in the enactment and administration of internationally accepted laws and cooperate with international institutions.

Challenges in the Field of Economic and Financial Crime in Europe and the US

Current challenges in economic and financial criminal law in Europe and the US / Katalin Ligeti and Vanessa Franssen -- Prosecutors and judges as corporate monitors? the US experience / Bruce Zagaris -- The necessity of compliance ...

Challenges in the Field of Economic and Financial Crime in Europe and the US

Current challenges in economic and financial criminal law in Europe and the US / Katalin Ligeti and Vanessa Franssen -- Prosecutors and judges as corporate monitors? the US experience / Bruce Zagaris -- The necessity of compliance programmes under German law : burden or blessing / Alexander Cappel -- Detecting economic and financial crime : a special toolkit of investigation techniques in Luxembourg / Jeannot Nies -- The role of whistleblowing and leniency in detecting and preventing economic and financial crime : a game of give and take? / Christopher Harding -- Negotiated justice : balancing efficiency and procedural safeguards / Sabine Gless and Nadine Zurkinden -- Cooperation between administrative authorities in transnational multi-agency investigations in the EU: still a long road ahead to mutual recognition? / Lothar Kuhl -- Jurisdictional issues in transnational multi-agency and multi-disciplinary investigations of economic and financial crimes / John Vervaele -- Transnational multi-disciplinary investigations and the quest for compatible procedural safeguards / Michiel Luchtman -- The consecutive application of different types of sanctions and the principle of Ne bis in idem : the EU and the US on different tracks? / Martin base -- Challenges in the field of economic and financial crime from a European perspective / Jeroen Blomsma -- Enforcing prudential banking regulations in the Eurozone : a reading from the viewpoint of criminal law / Silvia Allegrezza and Ioannis Rodopoulos -- Strategy of integrated enforcement : the UK competition and markets authority / Stephen Blake

Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice

Critical Reflections on Transnational Organized Crime, Money Laundering and Corruption. ... Factors that have all increased such organizations' vulnerability to transnational financial crimes include the growing international outreach ...

Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice

Accessible and jargon-free and available in both print and electronic formats, the one-volume Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice contains a range of up-to-date entries that not only reflect transnational crime, but transnational justice.

International Law and Transnational Organised Crime

TOC and the Anti-Money Laundering Regime 259 Most countries today have asset forfeiture provisions allowing ... 113 Eleni Tsingou, 'Global governance and transnational financial crime: opportunities and tensions in the global anti-money ...

International Law and Transnational Organised Crime

Since the end of the Cold War, states have become increasingly engaged in the suppression of transnational organised crime. The existence of the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime and its Protocols demonstrates the necessity to comprehend this subject in a systematic way. Synthesizing the various sources of law that form this area of growing academic and practical importance, International Law and Transnational Organised Crime provides readers with a thorough understanding of the key concepts and legal instruments in international law governing transnational organised crime. The volume analyses transnational organised crime in consideration of the most relevant subareas of international law, such as international human rights and the law of armed conflict. Written by internationally recognized scholars in international and criminal law as well as respected high-level practitioners, this book is a useful tool for lawyers, public agents, and academics seeking straightforward and comprehensive access to a complex and significant topic.

International Law and Transnational Organized Crime

TOC and the Anti-Money Laundering Regime 259 Most countries today have asset forfeiture provisions allowing ... 113 Eleni Tsingou, 'Global governance and transnational financial crime: opportunities and tensions in the global anti-money ...

International Law and Transnational Organized Crime

Examining the various sources of law that form this area of growing academic and practical importance, International Law and Transnational Organised Crime provides readers with a thorough understanding of the key concepts and legal instruments in international law governing transnational organised crime.