The Disruption of International Organised Crime: An Analysis of Legal and Non-Legal Strategies

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Feb 28, 2013 - Law - 292 pages
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Analyzing the structures of transnational organized crime, this book considers whether traditional mechanisms and national jurisdictions can tackle this increasing menace. Highlighting the strengths and weaknesses in the present methods of control, the book discusses the possibilities of developing more effective national and international strategies, the creation of non-legal mechanisms outside the traditional criminal justice system and the implications of 'disruption strategies'. The roles of law enforcement officers, tax investigators, financial intelligence officers, compliance officers, lawyers and accountants – in enforcing both civil and criminal sanctions on organized crime – are also considered.

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Dr Angela V. M. Leong, formerly a Researcher for the Treasury Select Committee, House of Commons and an Accredited Financial Investigator for the Assets Recovery Agency, is a frequent speaker on subjects relating to organised crime, money laundering, terrorist financing, economic and financial crime, civil recovery and confiscation legislation. She writes regularly for the Journal of Financial Crime, Journal of Money Laundering Control, The Company Lawyer and other publications. She is currently a Consultant to the European Commission AGIS Project on Organised Crime Infiltration and Insider Fraud. She is also an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London; an Associate Fellow of the Centre for Criminology at the University of Hong Kong; an International Expert for the Hong Kong Civil Forfeiture Research Project funded by the Central Policy Unit of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; a Fellow and Adviser for the International Compliance Association; a Secretariat for the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime at Jesus College, University of Cambridge, and a Member of the Institute of Professional Investigators.

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