Mythbuster - The fight against serious and organised crime: international cooperation or local approaches?

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Organised crime is a bit of a confusing concept. Depending on whom you ask, it means different things. This is reflected in European criminal policy, where definitions were not always clear and priorities have shifted. What is clear is that organised crime has become quasi-synonymous with serious international crime. This may give rise to the idea that organised crime is something that should be dealt with by high-level strategic players. However, organised crime is also embedded locally and has a local impact. Local preventionists and police officers, too, have important roles to play in the prevention of, and fight against, organised crime.

Published: October 2021


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