Ernesto U. Savona
Ernesto U. Savona and Michele Riccardi (eds), 2018, Mapping the risk of Serious and Organised Crime infiltration in European Businesses – Final report of the MORE Project.
Milano: Transcrime – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. © 2018
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.
THIRTY-SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ECONOMIC CRIME – Prof. Savona parla di “Trasparenza uno strumento efficace nella lotta alla criminalità?” al Jesus College.
SUMMER LAW SCHOOL ON TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME (ELSA) – Prof. Savona presenta una relazione sul tema della Convenzione ONU sulla criminalità organizzata transnazionale presso l’Università di Napoli Federico II.
UNODC MACRO/Expert group – Prof. Savona tiene una relazione sul tema “From Mexico to Balkans: framing data collection on organized crime”.
COMMISSIONE EUROPEA – Prof. Savona partecipa al meeting degli esperti nazionali sull’anti-corruzione.
12th EU EXPERIENCE SHARING PROGRAMME WORKSHOP – Prof. Savona presenta un paper sulla “Valutazione dei rischi di infiltrazione della criminalità organizzata nell’economia legale: strumenti e rimedi nel settore degli appalti”.
ILLICIT NETWORKS WORKSHOP – Prof. Francesco Calderoni presenta gli Agent Based Model del progetto Proton sul reclutamento della criminalità organizzata.
Prof. Savona e Prof. Francesco Calderoni partecipano al convegno di presentazione dei risultati preliminari di PROTON a Palermo.
Marco Dugato parla delle misure del crimine organizzato transnazionale al workshop internazionale “Global Justice: Some Key Issue Areas and Policy Concern”.
In occasione del Stockholm Criminology Symposium, il Prof. Savona discute sulla riduzione delle opportunità per il crimine organizzato: dalla protezione contro la criminalità ai processi di reclutamento.
In occasione della prima International Conference on Crime Risk Analysis, Marco Dugato presenta alcuni esempi di applicazione di RTM in Italia.
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