Contemporary Organized Crime

Developments, Challenges and Responses

  • Hans Nelen
  • Dina Siegel

Part of the Studies of Organized Crime book series (SOOC, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Hans Nelen, Dina Siegel
    Pages 1-7
  3. Drug-related Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Henk van de Bunt, Thaddeus Muller
      Pages 11-23
  4. Human Trafficking and Prostitution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Ronald Weitzer
      Pages 47-64
    3. May-Len Skilbrei, Charlotta Holmström
      Pages 65-79
  5. Mobility Crimes

  6. Sports and Crime

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Toine Spapens
      Pages 139-154
  7. Procurement, Corruption and Risk Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Paolo Canonico, Stefano Consiglio, Ernesto De Nito, Gianluigi Mangia
      Pages 157-173
  8. Criminal Law Enforcement

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 279-288

About this book


This edited volume explores recent research and developments in the study of organized crime. It covers six key areas: drug-related issues; human trafficking and prostitution; sports and crime; procurement and corruption; and enforcement and prevention.

The contributors provide timely research for understanding various aspects of organized crime, as well as the responses that have been developed worldwide to prevent and contain them.

The contributions were presented at seminars of the Centre for Information and Research on Organized Crime (CIROC). It represents the third installment of such a volume, after Global Organized Crime: Trends and Developments (Siegel et al, 2003) and Organized Crime: Culture, Markets and Policies (Siegel and Nelen, 2008). It will be of interest to researchers in Criminology and Criminal Justice, particularly with an interest in organized crime and criminal networks, as well as related fields such as Comparative Law, and Political Science.

This collection represents the most current thinking on entrenched problems of organized crime….This book is an important contribution in developing new approaches to organized crime and its control.

Jay S. Albanese, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Criminal Justice Programs, Virginia Commonwealth University

The book is very well organised and written and deals with a diversity of topics and approaches.

Ernesto U.Savona, Director of Transcrime, Professor of Criminology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan


Organized Crime Transnational Crime Police and Law Enforcement Crime Prevention and Intervention Drug Trafficking Prostitution Sport and Crime Sports Doping Refugees and Human Smuggling Human Trafficking Corruption and Criminal Networks

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Nelen
    • 1
  • Dina Siegel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Criminal Law and CriminologyMaastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Willem Pompe InstituteUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55972-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55973-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5493
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