North–South Irish Responses to Transnational Organised Crime: Research Report of Findings

Obokata, Tom, Payne, Brian and Jackson, John (2014) North–South Irish Responses to Transnational Organised Crime: Research Report of Findings. Project Report. Keele University.

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Section 1 starts with an analysis of the legal and nonlegal definitions of organised crime adopted in Northern Ireland and Ireland. Section 2 examines the legislative frameworks relating to three forms of organised crime: human trafficking, drug offences, and fiscal/excise fraud. Section 3 continues with an analysis of law enforcement practice. The major focus was placed upon the use of special investigative techniques which facilitate intelligence-led law enforcement, including surveillance and interception of communications, and provisions for formal and informal cross-border co-operation. In Section 4, issues relating to criminal proceedings and confiscation of criminal proceeds—such as trial without jury, evidential matters, and civil recovery—are explored. Section 5 looks at prevention initiatives implemented by both jurisdictions. Finally, in Section 6, appropriate benchmarks to measure the effectiveness of action against organised crime are proposed.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organised crime, Ireland; Organised crime, Northern Ireland
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology. > HV7231 Criminal justice administration
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2016 13:06
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:25

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