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The Evolution of Illicit Flows

Displacement and Convergence among Transnational Crime

  • Analyzes how illicit flows in North Africa and the Mediterranean Sea exploit asymmetries in legislation, law enforcement, and other vulnerabilities

  • Presents an innovative multimethodology to describe transnational illicit flows, including machine learning techniques

  • Provides policy-oriented recommendations for the implementation of pragmatic strategies and suggestions for further researches

Part of the book series: Sustainable Development Goals Series (SDGS)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Implications, Current Trends and Future Directions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 193-193
  3. Back Matter

    Pages 231-235

About this book

 This book focuses on the displacement and convergence of transnational crimes in North Africa and in the area of the Mediterranean Sea, providing empirical analysis of human smuggling and of drug trafficking. It discusses the displacement of crime due to the exploitation of asymmetries in legislation, law enforcement, and other vulnerabilities.

Using an innovative multimethodology, this volume describes the evolution of illicit flows related to human smuggling and trafficking of illicit goods. This approach helps to provide critical information such as traffickers’ modi operandi, most exploited paths, and trafficked goods, that would not be achievable through more traditional methods.

The Evolution of Illicit Flows will be a valuable resource for scholars and researchers of criminology and migration studies, as well as for policymakers and law enforcement working in transnational crimes and trafficking.

Keywords

  • Transnational Crime
  • Transnational Illicit Flows
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Human Trafficking
  • Human Smuggling
  • Irregular Migration
  • Migration Flows
  • Convergence
  • Network Reconstruction
  • Organized Crime
  • Political Instability
  • Enforcement Interventions

Editors and Affiliations

  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Transcrime, Milan, Italy

    Ernesto U. Savona, Alberto Aziani

  • Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida International University, Miami, USA

    Rob T. Guerette

About the editors

Ernesto U. Savona is Director of Transcrime, Professor of Criminology at the Università Cattolica, and Editor in Chief of the European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. He was also nominated President of the European Society of Criminology for the years 2003/2004. He has been consultant to the United Nations, Council of Europe (where he was appointed one of the seven members of the Scientific and Criminological Council in 1996), the European Union, and various national governments. From 1990 to 1994, he was visiting fellow and project director at the National Institute of Justice, Research Centre of the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., where he was manager of two projects on organized crime and international money laundering. 

Rob T. Guerette is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the Steven J. Green School for International and Public Affairs at Florida International University (FIU). He has published extensively in the areas of transnational crime, program and policy evaluation, and crime pattern analysis for crime prevention. In addition to his work analyzing domestic crime patterns, his research has focused on human smuggling and kidnapping for ransom. He was a Fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, and a U.S. Fulbright Specialist to Iceland in 2021.

Alberto Aziani is Assistant Professor of Criminology at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan and Researcher at Transcrime. His main research interests are organized crime and illicit markets. On these topics, he has conducted studies and developed projects for international organizations and funding institutions. He cooperates with the UN and the EC in research projects related to illicit drug trafficking and money laundering.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Evolution of Illicit Flows

  • Book Subtitle: Displacement and Convergence among Transnational Crime

  • Editors: Ernesto U. Savona, Rob T. Guerette, Alberto Aziani

  • Series Title: Sustainable Development Goals Series

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95301-0

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Law and Criminology, Law and Criminology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-95300-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-95301-0

  • Series ISSN: 2523-3084

  • Series E-ISSN: 2523-3092

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 235

  • Number of Illustrations: 6 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Transnational Crime, Organized Crime

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-95301-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)