Criminal markets: the dark web, money laundering and counterstrategies - An overview of the 10th Research Conference on Organized Crime

  • Julia WeberEmail author
  • Edwin W. Kruisbergen


On 10–11 October 2018, the 10th Research Conference on Organized Crime took place in The Hague. This year’s theme was Criminal Markets: The Dark Web, Money Laundering and Counterstrategies. Researchers, practitioners and policy makers gathered to discuss research results, trends and policy issues. This article looks into recent developments on the topics mentioned and gives an overview of the conference.


Organized crime Money laundering Dark web Research conference 



This project was co-funded by the Internal Security Fund (decentral) of the European Union, number IK25-5793-2016-11.

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Conflict of interest

Julia Weber works at the Bundeskriminalamt. Edwin Kruisbergen works at the Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) of the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security. Both the Bundeskriminalamt and the WODC take part in the EU-funded Research Network on Organised Crime 2017–2019.

Research involving human participants or animal studies

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IZ 34 – Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Organisierte KriminalitätWirtschaftskriminalität und KriminalpräventionWiesbadenGermany
  2. 2.Research and Documentation Centre (WODC), Ministry of Justice and SecurityThe HagueThe Netherlands

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