Largo Gemelli 1, 20123 Milano
Ph. +39 02 7234 3715/3716
Fax +39 02 7234 3721
Marco De Simoni
Fiammetta Di Stefano
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.
(Webinar) RICICLAGGIO E INFILTRAZIONI DELLA CRIMINALITÀ ORGANIZZATA: RIPARTIRE CON NUOVI INDICATORI DI RISCHIO – Michele Riccardi together with other experts talks about the new risk scenarios generated by COVID19.
DATACROS MID-TERM MEETING – Michele Riccardi and Antonio Bosisio discuss with partners the first results of DATACROS project.
DATA SCIENCE FOR POLICING, SECURITY AND PUBLIC SAFETY – Marco Dugato discusses the main existing approaches to crime forecasting at Cardiff University.
THE NEED FOR AN EU PLAN TO END THE VICIOUS CYCLE OF GRAND CORRUPTION – Prof. Ernesto Savona discusses about the EU needs to rethink its overall approach to asset recovery at the event organized by Transparency International EU.
EUROPEAN CRIME PREVENTION CONFERENCE (EUCPN) – Prof. Francesco Calderoni presents the final results of European project Proton.
TRAIN THE TRAINERS – Thomas Joyce talks about the value of radicalisation monitoring and the use of possible indicators allowing an early detection of radicalization phenomenon at the Department of Penitentiary Administration.
COOPERATION BETWEEN EUROPOL, ACADEMIA AND RESEARCH EXPERTS – Prof. Savona participates in the roundtable ‘Cooperation between Europol, Academia and Research Experts’.
TRAin TRAINING FINAL CONFERENCE – Prof. Savona discusses the European future of tools for monitoring radicalization processes in prison.
EMPIRICAL AML RESEARCH CONFERENCE – Michele Riccardi discusses how to assess the risk of illicit financial flows through the analysis of cross border ownership links of European businesses.
EUCPN Board Meeting – Prof. Francesco Calderoni presents the final results of European project Proton.
📢 The call for applications 🇬🇧🇮🇹 for #InternationalPhdInCriminology XXXVI Cycle of @Unicatt is open❗️👉https://t.co/96irABLIU9 ⌛️Deadline: 09/02 🔎Outcome of the evaluations: by 09/21 👨🏫Oral examination: 09/23 – 09/29 📊Ranking: by 09/30 ℹ️ 👉https://t.co/T51AJv9ykX #Phd https://t.co/PLdamBUWJ3
🗞️Secondo il @FT alcuni investitori istituzionali avrebbero negoziato obbligazioni garantite dai proventi illeciti della #Ndrangheta. Oggi su @euronewsit il Prof @ernestosavona spiega come operano le organizzazioni criminali nei #MercatiFinanziari @Unicatt https://t.co/PVGQ2PG5zn
#PoliSi2020🎓 Ultimissimi posti disponibili per il secondo turno di colloqui di ammissione al corso di #LaureaMagistrale in #PolitichePerLaSicurezza di @Unicatt❗️ 🗓️15/07 è alle porte⌛️ affrettati a prenotare il colloquio 👉https://t.co/2eXNhz7Ysc ℹ️ https://t.co/qrnsVxYbTz https://t.co/QJ2eb9nqYW