Country report on extortion racketeering in the hospitality sector – United Kingdom
Centre for the Study of Democracy, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2016 ISBN: 9789544772758
This is an excerpt from a Centre for the Study of Democracy report on extortion racketeering in the EU. The excerpt deals with extortion racketeering in the hospitality sector in the United Kingdom, and was authored by Stefano Bonino. The report was published in 2016 and was made possible by the financial support of the European Commission.
Analysing extortion racketeering in the United Kingdom proves to be a very challenging task for researchers, primarily due to the lack of a specific offence of extortion in the British legal system. Interview with a former Senior Officer (UK-E1) at the Anti Kidnap and Extortion Unit (AKEU)… suggests that blackmail is the closest offence that can match the project’s definition of extortion as converging around three main elements: a) the presence of a threat, b) patrimonial damage and c)continuity of the act. It is very important to stress the fact that...