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Ernesto U. Savona
MORE aimed to analyse, model and map the risk factors of serious and organised crime (SOC) infiltration in legitimate European businesses. It focused on risk factors at two levels:
• Macro level, i.e., across countries,regions and business sectors;
• Micro level, i.e., at the firm level, in terms of ownership and accounting red flags.
MORE built on two previous studies also co-funded by the EU Commission:
• The OCP project, which analysed the economy of organised crime in 7 EU MSs (Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK) from a macro perspective;
• The ARIEL project, which analysed the script of OC infiltration in businesses in 5 EU MSs (Italy, the Netherlands,
Slovenia, Sweden and the UK) from a micro perspective.
The MORE project combined the two perspectives and extended the analysis to the whole EU 28. To do so, it adopted a mixed qualitative and quantitative method — which is the only possible way to address a complex issue such as SOC infiltration in
businesses. And in the process, it performed:
• The collection of data, cases and evidence from a wide variety of sources (judicial documents, police reports, institutional reports and media news), relying also on a widespread network of national contact points.
• An in-depth crime-script analysis of 24 case studies of SOC infiltration (equivalent to more than 500 companies
in all EU MS);
• A macro analysis of statistics on selected risk factors across regions, countries and business sectors;
• A micro analysis of ownership and accounting data from a sample of more than 1,000 firms confiscated from OC.
MORE is only a first exploratory step towards a systematic monitoring of the problem of SOC infiltration in businesses across the EU MSs, but it shows that such monitoring would be essential to mitigate and prevent SOC in Europe.
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” at the 12th EU Experience Sharing Programme Workshop.
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.
On the occasion of the Organized Crime Research Forum, Francesco Calderoni gives the keynote address on the social, economic and psychological factors that lead to recruitment into crime groups and a presentation on criminal career of mafia members.
Prof. Calderoni Francesco Calderoni talks about the presence of mafias in Italy and abroad to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police.
Prof. Calderoni is the guest of the Sydney Law School with a presentation on the presence of mafias in Italy and abroad.
During the United Nations conference on SDG 16 Implementation, Prof. Savona discusses about leveraging laws and policies to combat corruption, illicit flows, and organized crime.
Marco Dugato partecipates to Banche e Sicurezza, the event promoted by ABI to experience and explore the frontiers of physical and digital security in the financial, banking and insurance sectors.
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