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Ernesto U. Savona
Dugato, M., De Simoni, M. & Savona, E. U. (2014). Measuring OC in Latin America. A methodology for developing and validating scores and composite indicators at national and subnational level. Aguascalientes, Mexico: INEGI/UNODC.
The aim of this working paper is to develop and test a methodology for measuring Organized Crime (henceforth OC) in selected countries of the Latin American region. This study is one of the first systematic attempts to obtain reliable and comparable measurements of OC presence and threats in that region.
The outcomes will provide a more comprehensive view on how to measure and analyze OC today in Latin America, taking the regional specificities of the phenomenon into account. Moreover, creating a valid measurement of OC has important policy implications, since valid indicators may improve the effectiveness of government and enforcement actions.Related 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.
TOWARDS A COMMON EU STRATEGY TO FIGHT CORRUPTION AND ORGANISED CRIME – Prof. Savona discusses the need to improve the cross border cooperation in the fight against organised crime and corruption at the European Parliament.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY Annual Meeting 2019 – Alberto Aziani talks about evolving crime trends, patterns, and measurements.
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