This is the fifth and last in a series of five country-level papers on the role of organised crime groups in the illicit trade in tobacco, alcohol and pharmaceuticals across Europe, focusing on Italy as a case study.
The Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research (SHOC)
Report on the two-day annual conference of the Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research (SHOC) in partnership with the UK Home Office and the Bundeskriminalamt Germany (the Federal Criminal Police Office), and co-funded by the Internal Security Fund of the European Union.
Two key problems must be addressed as law enforcement and financial institutions seek to tackle financial crime together: the danger of creating an exclusive system; and the risk that the daunting challenge some countries perceive in just starting this process would inhibit any progress.
Upon his retirement, one of Britain’s former senior policemen reflects on the progress made in identifying and seizing the proceeds of crime, and offers suggestions for further improvement in this battle of wills, organisation and technology.