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The Offence of Money Laundering and Its Aggravated Types in Poland and France

  • Joanna BrzezińskaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Eurasian Studies in Business and Economics book series (EBES, volume 10/2)

Abstract

The basic purpose hereof is to characterise the structure of the aggravated types of the offence of money laundering in Poland and France. For this purpose, the concept of the aggravated type of offence will be explained. Moreover, the aggravation circumstances entailing aggravated liability of the culprit of money laundering in the Polish Penal Code (commitment of the attributes of the offence by the culprit in agreement with other persons or obtaining of a significant property benefit as a consequence of realisation of its attributes) and in the French Penal Code (realisation of the attributes of money laundering in a usual way or by entities that due to the performed professional activity use the occasion to commit it or commitment of the offence in an organised criminal group) will be discussed and compared. In the further part of the article, the statistical data relating to the number of convictions for the characterised phenomenon will be compiled and the trends in the field of the frequency of its realisation will be determined.

Keywords

Money laundering Pathology of the economy Aggravated type of crime 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This article is the result of the research works funded within the project funded by the National Scientific Centre. The coordinator of the project is dr J. Brzezińska, Ph.D. (Decision no. DEC 2012/07/D/HS5/00605).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WroclawWroclawPoland

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