Organized crime in the 21st century: Motivations, Opportunities and Constraints

Hans Nelen (Editor), Dina Siegel (Editor)

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This edited volume brings together the most recent research about various aspects of organized crime and the responses that have developed worldwide as a result to contain serious criminal acts. This book focuses particularly on the way criminal networking and illegal markets have developed during the first two decades of the 21st century. It examines how these developments have influenced the motivations and opportunities to commit organized crime. The volume not only focuses on illegal activities in illegal markets, such as drug and human trafficking, but also addresses organized crime and deviance in various legitimate industries. The contributions were presented at seminars of the Centre for Information and Research on Organized Crime (CIROC), and will be of particular interest to organized crime scholars and researchers, as well as advanced students of criminology across the world.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
Number of pages238
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-21576-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-21575-9
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2023


  • organized crime
  • criminal families
  • drugs
  • contract killings
  • human smuggling
  • wildlife crimes
  • illegal adoption

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