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Organised Crime takes a unique approach to organised crime, following the framework of a business model. Explains how investigators can disrupt and dismantle a criminal business activity through current policing practices and policies.
Provides an in-depth look at how a crime business develops over time, exploring the key business phases of establishing, expanding, consolidating, and positioning
Features numerous practical examples, case studies and crime scenarios to contextualise the market and business dynamics of organised crime around the world
Includes highly relevant diagrams which explain key concepts and their practical application
Organized crime in the twenty-first century is a knowledge war that poses an incalculable global threat to the world economy and harm to society - the economic and social costs are estimated at upwards of £20 billion a year for the UK alone (SOCA 2006/7). Organized Crime: Policing Illegal Business Entrepreneurialism offers a unique approach to the tackling of this area by exploring how it works through the conceptual framework of a business enterprise.
Structured in three parts, the book progresses systematically through key areas and concepts integral to dealing effectively with the myriad contemporary forms of organised crime and provides insights on where, how and when to disrupt and dismantle a criminal business activity through current policing practices and policies. From the initial set up of a crime business through to the long term forecasting for growth and profitability, the authors dissect and analyse the different phases of the business enterprise and propose a 'Knowledge-Managed Policing' (KMP) approach to criminal entrepreneurialism.
Combining conceptual and practical issues, this is a must-have reference for all police professionals, policing academics and government policy makers who are interested in a Strategy-led, Intelligence supported, Knowledge-Managed approach to policing illegal business entrepreneurialism.
Readership: Student police investigators and trainers; senior investigating officers; officers within the Serious Organised Crime Agency; intelligence officers; undergraduate and post-graduate policing students; students of criminal justice, criminology, and security subjects; Revenue & Customs investigators; Home Office researchers; members of police authorities; force libraries; university libraries; and other Government departments.
The Business of Crime
1: Entrepreneurialism of Organised Crime
2: Criminal Enterprises, Markets and Industries
Crime Business Phases
3: Establishing Crime Business
4: Expanding Crime Business
5: Consolidating Crime Business
6: Positioning Crime Business
Policing Crime Business
7: Knowledge-Managed Policing: Principles and Practices
8: Policing Organised Illegal Business Entrepreneurialism
9: Future Policing of 'Organised Crime'
Product Number: 978-0-19-957843-6