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Transcrime. European Outlook on the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. Trento: Transcrime – Università degli Studi di Trento, 2015
This study has been coordinated by Ernesto U. Savona.
This study calls for a new direction to be taken in the analysis of, and the fight against, the illicit trade in tobacco products (ITTP) in the European Union (EU). It suggests that the focus should be trained more closely on the reduction of criminal opportunities than on crime control policies. This requires a change of mindset: from the conviction of criminals, hoping that this will eventually reduce crime, to the actual reduction of crime through specific prevention strategies.
The study adopts two approaches. The first part (Framing the scene: the ITTP in the European Union) takes a “horizontal approach” and analyses selected components of the illicit cigarette market in the EU. The second part (Zooming the scene: the ITTP in the EU Member States and beyond) adopts “a vertical approach” and examines in detail the illicit markets within each EU Member State, as well as the role of selected non-EU European countries in the EU illicit market. Both the horizontal and the vertical approaches underscore the regulatory and law enforcement dimensions that influence the size and type of the ITTP in Europe and beyond.
If the illicit cigarette trade is to be reduced, it is necessary to understand the trade-off between regulation of the legal market and the risk of creating criminal opportunities in the illicit market. Currently, policymakers regulate the legal market while leaving the fight against the illicit market to law enforcement. The reduction of criminal opportunities may reduce this trade-off, thus maximizing health and minimizing crime with lower costs.
THIRTY-SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ECONOMIC CRIME – Professor Savona speaks on “Transparency an effective tool in fighting crime?” at Jesus College.
SUMMER LAW SCHOOL ON TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME (ELSA) – Prof. Savona presents a report on UN Convention on Transnational Organized Crime at Università di Napoli Federico II.
UNODC MACRO/Expert group – Prof. Savona gives a report on “From Mexico to Balkans: framing data collection on organized crime”.
EUROPEAN COMMISSION – Prof. Savona participates in the meeting of national anti-corruption experts.
12th EU EXPERIENCE SHARING PROGRAMME WORKSHOP – Professor Savona presents a paper on “Assessing the risks of infiltration of Organised Crime in the legitimate economy: tools and remedies in the procurement sector”.
ILLICIT NETWORKS WORKSHOP – Professor Francesco Calderoni presents the Agent Based Model of the Proton project on the recruitment of organized crime.
Prof. Savona and Prof. Francesco Calderoni participate in the presenting conference of the preliminary results of PROTON in Palermo.
Marco Dugato discusses about measuring transnational organised crime at international workshop on Global Justice: Some Key Issue Areas and Policy Concerns.
On the occasion of Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Prof. Savona speaks of reducing opportunities for organized crime: from crime proofing (supply) to recruitment processes (demand).
On the occasion of the first International Conference on Crime Risk Analysis, Marco Dugato shows some examples of the application of RTM in Italy.
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