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Street Gangs and Violent Extremist Organizations: learning across fields
April 25, 2019
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Author: Management Systems International Publication Date: September 2016 Summary: This paper identifies applicable lessons and programming recommendations that can be translated from street gang prevention to preventing or countering violent extremism (CVE). Understanding where street gang and VEO characteristics converge and diverge is important in order to apply learning cogently from one field to the other. As the […]

Organized Crime and its Role in Contemporary Conflict
March 26, 2019
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Author: The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime Publication Date: September 2018 Summary: This brief aims to contribute to the basis of evidence for ongoing debates over the complex connections between criminal markets and conflict actors, organized-criminal groups and their use of violence in conflict settings. It presents a thorough analysis of the content of the UN Security […]

Crime and Conflict: The New Challenge for Peacebuilding

Author: International Alert Publication Date: July 2014 Summary: This report is offered as a contribution to the growing effort to understand the nexus between organised crime, armed violence and fragility, and to design effective responses. At the heart of the document is the hypothesis that an application of the approaches and overall lens of peacebuilding can enrich broader […]

Organized Crime, Conflict and Fragility: A New Approach
March 26, 2019
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Author: International Peace Institute Publication Date: July 2012 Summary: Transnational organized crime (TOC) is a global challenge posing serious threats to our collective peace and security. But in conflict-affected and fragile states the threats of transnational organized crime present particular and insidious challenges requiring new and innovative responses. Not only does TOC undermine the strength of the state, […]

The Crime-Development Paradox
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March 5, 2019
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Author: Enact: Enhancing Africa’s Response to Transnational Organised Crime Publication Date: February 2018 Summary: This report, which is intended for national and multi-lateral policymakers, as well as development practitioners more broadly, should be viewed as a broad-scope reference work on the impact of organised crime, examines each of these phenomena in turn. In all five priorities of the […]

A Theory of Organized Crime, Corruption and Economic Growth

Author: Keith Blackburn; Kyriakos C. Neanidis; Maria Paola Rana Publication Date: October 2017 Summary: A framework for studying the interactions between organized crime and corruption, together with the individual and combined effects of these phenomena on economic growth is developed in this article. Criminal organizations co-exist with law-abiding productive agents and potentially corrupt law enforcers. The crime […]

Organised Crime, Violence, and Development
March 5, 2019
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Author: Governance and Social Development Resource Centre Publication Date: August 2016 Summary: This guide summarises some of the most rigorous available evidence on the links between organised crime, violence and development. GSDRC Topic Guides aim to provide a clear, concise and objective report on findings from rigorous research on critical areas of development policy. Rather than provide […]

Protecting Politics: Deterring the Influence of Organized Crime on Local Democracy

Author: The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime Publication Date: September 2016 Summary: In 2015 the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime joined forces with International IDEA to explore how organized crime becomes an engine for political corruption at the local level. It examined the situations in three countries in detail: Afghanistan, Colombia and Niger. These case studies […]

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