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11.25.2015


Ernesto U. Savona
Giulia Berlusconi

aroel copertina executive
ISBN code:
978-88-8443-650-4
With the financial support of:
Co-funded by the European Commission, DG Home Affairs
Citazione corretta:

Savona Ernesto U. & Berlusconi Giulia (Eds.). 2015. Organized Crime Infiltration of Legitimate Businesses in Europe: A Pilot Project in Five European Countries. Final Report of Project ARIEL – Assessing the Risk of the Infiltration of Organized Crime in EU MSs Legitimate Economies: a Pilot Project in 5 EU Countries (www.arielproject.eu). Trento: Transcrime – Università degli Studi di Trento. © 2015

Organized Crime Infiltration of Legitimate Businesses in Europe: A Pilot Project in Five European Countries

This research is an exploratory study on the infiltration of organised crime groups (OCGs) in legal businesses. Infiltration occurs in every case in which a natural person belonging to a criminal organisation or acting on its behalf, or an already infiltrated legal person, invests financial and/or human resources to participate in the decision-making process of a legitimate business.

The main output of the research is a list of risk factors of OCG infiltration in legal businesses, i.e. factors that facilitate or promote infiltration. Risk factors are derived from an unprecedented cross-national comparative analysis of the vulnerabilities of territories and business sectors, criminal groups’ modi operandi, and the characteristics of infiltrated businesses.

Infiltration risk factors provide inputs for the development of a risk assessment model of OCG infiltration. Its development will assist Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) in identifying the factors facilitating and/or promoting infiltration and enhancing the prevention and enforcement of criminal infiltration. This will help protect EU MS legitimate economies from the misuse of legal businesses for illicit purposes.

Project ARIEL – Assessing the Risk of the Infiltration of Organised Crime in EU MSs Legitimate Economies: a Pilot Project in 5 EU Countries (www.arielproject.eu) – was carried out with the financial support of the European Commission, DG Home Affairs, within the Prevention of and Fight against Crime (ISEC) Programme. It focused on five EU MS: Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, and United Kingdom.

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16
November
2019
San Francisco

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY Annual Meeting 2019 – Alberto Aziani talks about evolving crime trends, patterns, and measurements.

15
November
2019
Brussels

Prof. Savona participates in European Commission Expert Committee on policy needs and data con crime.

14
November
2019
Palermo

PROGETTO EDUCATIVO ANTIMAFIA – Prof. Savona talks about mafia in the age of globalisation.

13
November
2019
San Francisco

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY Annual Meeting 2019 – Alberto Aziani discusses about organized crime and its control over spaces, resources, and activities.

12
November
2019
Rome

STATI GENERALI DELLA SICUREZZA (ABI) – Marco Dugato discusses the applied research to security.

8
November
2019
Reggio Emilia

CONFERENZA INTERNAZIONALE SUL CONTRASTO ALLE ATTIVITÀ DELLE ORGANIZZAZIONI CRIMINALI – Prof. Savona discusses the dynamics of mafia infiltration in the legal economy.

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October
2019
Modena

XXXIII CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DELLA SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI CRIMINOLOGIA – Prof. Savona chairs the session ‘Rischi per la sicurezza, rischi della sicurezza’.

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25
October
2019
Modena

XXXIII CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DELLA SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI CRIMINOLOGIA – Martina Marchesi e Thomas Joyce present the TRAin TRAINING project: Monitoring the risk of terrorist/violent radicalisation in prison.

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October
2019
Cologne

SYMPOSIUM “MEASURES AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORIST FINANCING IN THE EUROPEAN UNION” – Michele Riccardi talks about organized crime infiltration in the European economy .

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October
2019
Sofia

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ILLICIT TRADE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS ALONG THE BALKAN ROUTE – Prof. Savona presents a report on illicit trade of tobacco products and measures to counter it.