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Organized Crime in Latin America

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Collecting information about the characteristics and extent of organized crime represents a crucial step to understand its weaknesses and target counter policies. In this context, Transcrime collaborates with the Center of Excellence, supported by UNODC and INEGI, to develop and test a methodology for the measurement of organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean.

First, a theoretical framework was defined. It allowed to outline some guidelines (roadmap) to collect data, both quantitative and qualitative, and call for the production of missing information in order to assess the presence of organized crime in each country. In particular, what was proposed is an approach involving the breakdown of the concept of organized crime into five main dimensions: groups, activities, state reponse, contextual enablers and civil society response. These five dimensions were further divided in turn into several sub-dimensions for better outlining the phenomenon. Later, a methodology was developed to aggregate these pieces of information by creating a system of scores and indicators at national and sub-national level.

This methodology has been tested in some countries (Chile, Colombia and Mexico) from the data already available.

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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.

25
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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23
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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18
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.