Calderoni Francesco, Monica Angelini, Serena Favarin, Marina Mancuso and Martina Rotondi. France. The Factbook on the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products 8. Transcrime, 2016
This report is part of the project The Factbook on the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (henceforth, ITTP).
Tobacco consumption is undoubtedly a danger for human health, and governments should carefully regulate the tobacco market. Illicit tobacco avoids state regulation and taxation and may jeopardise tobacco control policies. The Factbook will contribute to raising awareness about the global importance of the ITTP and about the strategies available to prevent it. The Factbook has been developed for a wide readership ranging from policymakers and academics to interested stakeholders, with the intention of providing support to develop knowledge-based debates and policies on the ITTP.
The information gathered for this report originates from academic literature, grey literature, open sources, questionnaires and interviews with experts and stakeholders. The data-gathering phase of the project encountered major difficulties due to the number of sources, institutions and stakeholders involved.
The results of the report do not claim to be exhaustive or an accurate reflection of criminal practices. They provide an initial assessment of the ITTP in France and a starting point for future research.
As a concerned stakeholder in the fight against the illicit trade in tobacco products, Philip Morris International (PMI) welcomed Transcrime’s initiative to develop the Factbook on the ITTP with financial support and the provision of data. However, Transcrime retained full control and stands as guarantor for the independence of the research and its results. Information and data for the study have been collected by Transcrime and have not been shared with PMI.
Università Cattolica hosts the Italian Workshop of DIGIWHIST project on Big data and public procurement data.
Prof. Francesco Calderoni takes part in Digiwhist Workshop (www.digiwhist.eu).
Prof. Ernesto Savona and Prof. Francesco Calderoni take part in the first edition of Festival della Sociologia.
Crime&tech, the spin-off company of the Università Cattolica and Transcrime, hosts in Largo Gemelli, 1 the 2nd day of ECR Community Shrink & OSA Group Meeting.
Michele Riccardi takes part in the meeting of the Aro subgroup on Asset Management.
During the OSCE Annual Police Experts Meeting (APEM), Michele Riccardi presents “The scope and seriousness of ‘the problem’ and main challenges for the criminal justice systems – an overview.
Prof. Ernesto Savona, Prof. Francesco Calderoni, Michele Riccardi, Marco Dugato, Serena Favarin, Alberto Aziani and Alexander Kamprad take part at the annual conference organised by European Society of Criminology (ESC).
During the Summer School on “La Mafia oggi”, Prof. Savona gives a lesson on “Misurare la mafia. Il (difficile) mestiere di dare i numeri”.
During the 35th international symposium on Economic crime, Prof. Savona gives a speech during the session “Are we any good at protecting our societies and economies from the threat of economic crime and misconduct?”.
During the working group organised by COMPTRASEC (University of Bordeaux), Marina Mancuso gives a speech on “Estimating the revenues of sexual exploitation: applying a new methodology to the Italian context”.