Extortion racketeering is an efficacious instrument available to organized criminal groups to infiltrate the legal economy. As for corruption, extortion racketeering weakens community integrity and, also the national state power. A successful action against this crime has a symbolic meaning for public institutions which reaffirm their “monopoly in the use of force” against local (or no-local) criminal organizations. What damage can this phenomenon do to European Member States? How can this be classified according to the different national experiences? Is there anything in common across the different EU Member States? What can be done in order to tackle extortion racketeering? This paper presents the results of a study carried out by TRANSCRIME for the European Commission providing some answers to the previous questions.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||9th annual conference of the European Society of Criminology: criminology and crime policy between human rights and effective crime control (Book of Abstracts)|
|Numero di pagine||1|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2009|
|Evento||European Society of Criminology - Ljubljana|
Durata: 9 set 2009 → 12 set 2009
|Convegno||European Society of Criminology|
|Periodo||9/9/09 → 12/9/09|