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Money laundering in the 21st century : risks and countermeasures

Canberra
07 February 1996 -

This conference was organised by the Australian Institute of Criminology in conjunction with the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre and the Office of Strategic Crime Assessments.

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Introduction

Money laundering is a silent crime. It crosses international boundaries leaving in its wake no obvious victims, no lethal weapons and usually no witnesses. Modern technology has led to new avenues to disguise the proceeds of crime. The advent of electronic money has meant that tracing the transfer of possibly illicit funds is an extremely difficult, if not impossible task. How can law enforcement agencies around the world combat this complex crime? As these papers show, international cooperation and the rapid identification of countermeasures to control the incidence of money laundering are the keys to prevention.

Conference proceedings

The proceedings of this conference were published as:

Money laundering in the 21st century : risks and countermeasures / Adam Graycar and Peter Grabosky (eds)
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, 1996
ISBN 0 642 24011 6 ; ISSN 1326-6004 (Research and Public Policy Series, no. 2)