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Organised Crime in Europe

Concepts, Patterns and Control Policies in the European Union and Beyond

  • Cyrille Fijnaut
  • Letizia Paoli

Part of the Studies Of Organized Crime book series (SOOC, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. The History of Organised Crime

  3. The History of Organised Crime

About this book


This volume represents the first attempt to systematically compare organised crime concepts, as well as historical and contemporary patterns and control policies in thirteen European countries. These include seven ‘old’ EU Member States (Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom), two ‘new’ members (the Czech Republic and Poland), a candidate country (Turkey), and three non-EU countries (Albania, Russia and Switzerland). Based on a standardised research protocol, thirty-three experts from different legal and social disciplines provide insight through detailed country reports. On this basis, the editors compare organised crime patterns and policies in Europe and assess EU initiatives against organised crime.

Its informed analyses and unprejudiced assessments will make Organised Crime in Europe an indispensable resource for scholars, students, practitioners, and policy-makers interested in understanding the complex phenomenon of organised crime and its related control policies in Europe.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Cyrille Fijnaut
    • 1
  • Letizia Paoli
    • 2
  1. 1.Tilburg UniversityNetherlands
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal LawGermany

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