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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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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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