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

Abstract

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.

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    The conference papers will be discussed in more detail in a book publication (to be published in March 2019).

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    There are also so-called one-vendor shops which are hosted directly by the vendor without intermediaries or escrow services.

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    In criminal proceedings: The German code of criminal proceedings requires prosecution services to initiate investigations when there is probable cause to assume that a crime has been committed (§ 152 StPo, 386 Abgabeordnung). Cf. http://www.bpb.de/nachschlagen/lexika/recht-a-z/22520/legalitaetsprinzip

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

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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.

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Weber, J., Kruisbergen, E.W. Criminal markets: the dark web, money laundering and counterstrategies - An overview of the 10th Research Conference on Organized Crime. Trends Organ Crim 22, 346–356 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12117-019-09365-8

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Keywords

  • Organized crime
  • Money laundering
  • Dark web
  • Research conference