Cash, Crime and Anti-Money Laundering

Michele Riccardi*, Micheal Levi

*Autore corrispondente per questo lavoro

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Despite the increasing use of electronic payments, cash still plays a crucial role in most criminal and terrorist financing activities. This chapter provides a review of the numerous facets of the relationship between cash, crime and (anti) money laundering. It shows how cash is spread in the criminal economy – but also in the legitimate one. It discusses what criminal activities are more prone to generate cash proceeds, and why cash is still crucial for smuggling illicit funds across borders. It shows why cash-intensive assets and businesses are preferred for laundering money, and it discusses the challenges for public authorities in seizing illicit cash. Finally, it provides a review of the regulatory measures introduced, internationally, to reduce the use of cash, discussing key policy and research implications of cash restriction.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteThe Palgrave Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law
EditorColin King, Clive Walker, Jimmy Gurulé
Numero di pagine29
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018
Pubblicato esternamente


  • Cash
  • Money laundering
  • Organized crime


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