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Traditional and modern organised crime

Posted by Spartan 24 Hour Security on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, In : Organised Crime 

A simple distinction is sometimes made between ‘traditional’ organised crime and ‘modern’ organised crime. Like all distinctions it is easily exaggerated. Those who make this distinction are usually thinking along the following lines. On the one hand there is a type of organised crime exemplified by the traditional Sicilian Mafia and the Italian-American Mafia – also known as ‘La Cosa Nostra’ ('our thing', or 'our business') and by generations of Hollywood movie makers and Ameri...


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Organised crime groups

Posted by Spartan 24 Hour Security on Saturday, June 8, 2013, In : Organised Crime 

The Government’s Organised Crime Strategy ‘Local to Global’ defines organised crime as ‘individuals, normally working with others, with the capability to commit serious crime on a continuing basis, which includes elements of planning, control and coordination, and benefits those involved. The motivation is often, but not always, financial gain’. Organised criminals that work together for the duration of a particular criminal activity or activities are what we call an organise...


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Corruption and organised crime

Posted by Spartan 24 Hour Security on Saturday, June 8, 2013, In : Organised Crime 

The tentacles of organised crime increasingly extend to sectors and institutions where criminal activity and corruption are inextricably linked.  

It is currently estimated that 38,000 people are involved in organised crime in the UK, and such activities cost the economy anywhere between £20 and £30 billion per year.  The UK Border Agency, police and prison service have been targ...


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