Organized Crime: Policing Illegal Business Entrepreneurialism

Paperback | September 26, 2010

byGeoff Dean, Ivar Fahsing, Petter Gottschalk

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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 L20 billion a year for the UK alone (SOCA 2006/7). Organized Crime: Policing IllegalBusiness 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 currentpolicing 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 criminalentrepreneurialism.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.

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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 L20 billion a year for the UK alone (SOCA 2006/7). Organized Crime: Policing IllegalBusiness Entrepreneurialism offers a unique appr...

Geoff Dean is Associate Professor in the School of Justice Studies in the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He specialises in police investigative thinking and knowledge management, forensic and investigative psychology, criminal/offender profiling, justice and human rights, terrorism and security. He i...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.56 inPublished:September 26, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199578435

ISBN - 13:9780199578436

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Table of Contents

The Business of Crime1. Entrepreneurialism of Organised Crime2. Criminal Enterprises, Markets and IndustriesCrime Business Phases3. Establishing Crime Business4. Expanding Crime Business5. Consolidating Crime Business6. Positioning Crime BusinessPolicing Crime Business7. Knowledge-Managed Policing: Principles and Practices8. Policing Organised Illegal Business Entrepreneurialism9. Future Policing of "Organised Crime"