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Organized Corruption Networks

  • Serguei Cheloukhine
  • M. R. Haberfeld
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Abstract

Crime, state, and the economy in Russia have been intricately linked at least since the Brezhnev Era. A large part of the annual gross domestic product is said to have been created by the illegal economy. That meant that state-owned resources were misappropriated for private gain. One can argue that this was a “natural” response to two main deficiencies of the Soviet system: the failure to provide essential and desired goods and services and at the same time the denial of any room for entrepreneurial activity and private initiative in ­general. It is probably safe to say that the prevailing notion was that, for pragmatic reasons, one was justified in engaging in these kinds of illegal activities.

Keywords

Organize Crime Shadow Economy Criminal Group Organize Crime Group Economic Crime 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.John Jay College of Criminal JusticeCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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