Setting the scene

Hans Nelen, Dina Siegel

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In the introductory chapter of this book, the main goals and themes of the volume are outlined. The editors illuminate that the emphasis of this book is on the ways criminal networking and illegal markets have developed in the first two decades of the twenty-first century and how these developments have mutually influenced the motivations and opportunities to commit organized crime and its containment. The volume not only focuses on illegal activities in illegal markets, that is, drugs and human trafficking, but also addresses organized crime and deviance in legitimate industries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganized crime in the 21st century
Subtitle of host publicationMotivations, Opportunities and Constraints
EditorsHans Nelen, Dina Siegel
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-21576-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-21575-9
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2023


  • organized crime
  • illegal markets
  • legitimate industries
  • networks

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