“What is all this good for?” A layman’s question

  • Petrus C. van DuyneEmail author
  • Jackie H. Harvey
  • Liliya Y. Gelemerova


It can often be elucidatory to explain to a layman what one is doing and for what reasons. The ‘tabula rasa’ of the layman forces one to explain what has been taken for granted in the development of the mainstream discourse and routines. So, let us allow that hypothetical layman, as a kind of modern Candide, already briefly presented in the introduction, to wander through the AML territory. We will try to answer the questions bubbling up from his pure, ‘child-like’ ignorance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petrus C. van Duyne
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jackie H. Harvey
    • 2
  • Liliya Y. Gelemerova
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Penal LawTilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Newcastle Business SchoolNorthumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK
  3. 3.University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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