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Serious and organised crime: February 2012

Books/reports

  • Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing across the globe : a comparative study of regulatory action / Julie Walters ... [et al.]
    Australian Institute of Criminology, 2011
    Summary: Compares the anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing regulatory regimes of nine countries: Australia, France, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and discusses relevant legislation and court decisions relating to offences
    http://www.aic.gov.au/documents/4/E/E/%7B4EE0EECA-9079-45DB-80A1-743CFCE5D58E%7Drpp113.pdf
  • Cyber crime / Australian Crime Commission
    Australian Crime Commission, 2011
    Summary: Explains how organised crime groups are increasingly using new technologies, such as the internet, to facilitate their traditional criminal activities and discusses prevention measures
    http://www.crimecommission.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/cyber-crime.pdf
  • Darkmarket : cyberthieves, cybercops and you / Misha Glenny
    The Bodley Head, 2011
    Summary: Based largely on interviews with key players in a number of high-profile cases related to credit card and bank fraud, involving the websites: Shadowcrew, CarderPlanet, and Darkmarket
  • Inquiry into Commonwealth unexplained wealth legislation and arrangements : discussion paper / Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement
    The Committee, 2011
    Summary: The committee is examining the operation of the unexplained wealth provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 which can be used to target serious and organised crime bosses who arrange their affairs so that they can enjoy the proceeds of crime, without committing the actual crimes themselves. The discussion paper sets out the issues and suggestions received by the committee so far, to promote further discussion.
    http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate_Committees?url=le_ctte/unexplained_wealth/discussion/index.htm
  • Intelligence management : knowledge driven frameworks for combating terrorism and organized crime / edited by Babak Akhgar and Simeon Yates
    Springer, 2011
    Summary: Address the linkage between law enforcement, developments in information and communication technologies and key ideas about the management of data, information, knowledge and intelligence
  • International Framework for Action to implement the Smuggling of Migrants Protocol / Marika McAdam ... [et al.]
    United Nations, 2012
    Summary: Describes the key challenges in the implementation of the Migrant Smuggling Protocol and elaborates guiding principles in responding to them
    http://www.unodc.org/documents/human-trafficking/Migrant-Smuggling/Framework_for_Action_Smuggling_of_Migrants.pdf
  • International standards on the combating of money laundering and the financing of terrorism and proliferation : the FATF recommendations / Financial Action task Force (FATF)
    Financial Action task Force (FATF), 2012
    Summary: The revised FATF Recommendations now fully integrate counter-terrorist financing measures with anti-money laundering controls, introduce new measures to counter the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and they will better address the laundering of the proceeds of corruption and tax crimes. They also strengthen the requirements for higher risk situations and allow countries to take a more targeted risk-based approach.
    http://www.fatf-gafi.org/document/50/0,3746,en_32250379_32236920_49653426_1_1_1_1,00.html
  • Money laundering / Australian Crime Commission ... [et al.]
    Australian Crime Commission, 2011
    Summary: It is estimated that serious organised crime costs Australia between $10-15 billion every year, these costs comprising loss of business and taxation revenues, expenditure on law enforcement and regulatory efforts, and social and community impacts of crime.
    http://www.crimecommission.gov.au/publications/crime-profile-series-fact-sheet/money-laundering
  • Money laundering and terrorism financing risks to Australian non-profit organisations / Samantha Bricknell ... [et al.]
    Australian Institute of Criminology, 2011
    Summary: Examines the risks to the Australian non-profit sector of money laundering and terrorism financing and describes the regulatory changes that could minimise risk
    http://www.aic.gov.au/documents/7/3/9/%7B73997C4D-79B3-46B1-8D09-4AFC93E675F5%7Drpp114.pdf
  • Smuggling of migrants by sea / Marika McAdam and Morgane Nicot
    United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2011
    Summary: Efforts to combat smuggling of migrants will be unsuccessful unless cooperation is strengthened not only between countries of sea departure and arrival, but also among the countries of origin, transit and destination along the entire smuggling route
    http://www.unodc.org/documents/human-trafficking/Migrant-Smuggling/Issue-Papers/Issue_Paper_-_Smuggling_of_Migrants_by_Sea.pdf
  • Third anniversary of 2008 Mumbai terrorist mayhem : lessons for India / Ashutosh Misra
    ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, 2011
    Summary: Reviews the responses of Indian policing and security agencies to terrorist threats, highlighting the dilemmas in policing mega-cities, co-ordinating security agencies across national, state and local divides and training police officers
    http://www.ceps.edu.au/CMS/Uploads/file/Ashutosh%20Misra%20Mumbai.pdf
  • Trade-based money laundering: Risks and regulatory responses / Clare Sullivan and Evan Smith
    Australian Institute of Criminology, 2011
    Summary: Examines a form of money laundering based on the trade of goods and services, defined as the use of trade to move value with the intent of obscuring the true origin of funds
    http://www.aic.gov.au/documents/A/0/3/%7BA03716CB-BFD3-46B3-93EC-66FD9D9029A7%7Drpp115.pdf

Book chapters

  • Transnational policing
    Lawbook Co., 2012

Journal articles

  • Canada's role in the global meth market
    Organized crime research briefs no. no. 23 2012:
    Summary: Represents a first step towards discovering a more reliable measurement of Canada's role as a producer and exporter in the global ATS market by involving much more sophisticated methodologies primarily relied on using seizure data and assumptions about the market
  • Combating terrorist financing in the first decade of the twenty-first century / Nicholas Ridley and Dean C Alexander
    Journal of money laundering control 15(1) 2012: 38-57
    Summary: Study finds that there are strategic oversights, delays and distractions by government law enforcement and financial regulatory agencies in combating terrorist financing
  • Crime and Australia's waterfront / Kym Whitaker
    Australian security magazine. Feb/Mar 2012:34-35
    Summary: Discusses the risks from organised crime groups (OCGs) posed by the increasing traffic through the Asia Pacific and urges development of an effective response, including building up the capacity of maritime workers to resist OCGs and report suspicious behaviours
  • Crouching tiger or phantom dragon? Examining the discourse on global cyber-terror / Ronald Helms, S. E Costanza and Nicholas Johnson
    Security journal 25(1) Feb 2012: 57-75
    Summary: Examines a composite of cyber-terror that highlights symbolism and public sentiment and delineates between real and perceived threats
  • Does the Mafia collect art? Exploring some questions about organised art crime / Duncan Chappell
    CEPS research quarterly no. 3 Dec 2011: 1-2
    Summary: Asserts that many aspects of art crime are both well organised and lucrative and it is important to stimulate law enforcement interest and involvement in combating this form of organised crime
  • Measuring organised crime-related harms: exploring five policing methods / Natasha Tusikov
    Crime, law and social change 57(1) Feb 2012: 99-115
    Summary: Explores how law enforcement assesses organised crime-related harm by examining five policing methods
  • Securities and organized crime
    Organized crime research briefs no. no. 26 2012:
    Summary: Discusses common schemes that occur in Canadian securities markets and identified number factors which could contribute to the vulnerability of the sector to organized criminal activities
  • The erosion of civil liberties : pre-charge detention and counter-terror laws / Imran Awan
    Police journal : a quarterly review for the police of the world 84(3) 2011: 272-284
    Summary: Examines the challenges posed for the government by the counter-terrorism legislation, namely the pre-charge detention rules under the Terrorism Act 2006, as the civil liberties debate continues
  • Tripping up terrorists / Matthew Harwood
    Security management 56(1) Jan 2012: 22 + [1] p
    Summary: Established in 2003, Operation Tripwire tasks FBI agents with communicating with critical infrastructure stakeholders and select businesses to help raise their awareness and teach them what to do if they see something suspicious.