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Webinar 26: Transnational Organized Crime – Is it About Mafias or Markets?
May 28, 2019
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Webinar Date and Time: Wednesday, June 12. Click here to view the webinar recording. (*Due to sensitivities, Riikka Puttonen’s presentation had to be removed) Webinar Description: The webinar explored transnational organized crime from a global, United Nations perspective. Riikka Puttonen and Ted Leggett from the United Nations Office on Drugs (UNODC) discussed the United Nations Organized Crime […]

World Atlas of Illicit Flows
May 22, 2019
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Author: INTERPOL, RHIPTO, The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime Publication Date: September 2018 Summary: This atlas identifies more than 1,000 routes used for smuggling drugs and natural resources as well as human trafficking. The report provides the first consolidated global overview of these illicit flows and their significance in conflicts worldwide. It also forms a foundation […]

Development Responses to Organised Crime: An analysis and programme framework
May 22, 2019
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Author: The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime Publication Date: April 2016 Summary: With the approval of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, development actors are increasingly both recognising the need and being called upon to respond to the challenges of organised crime and its impact.  But there remains a significant lacuna on what the implications are for […]

Transnational Crime and the Developing World
May 22, 2019
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Author: Global Financial Integrity Publication Date: March 2017 Summary: The aim of this report is to provide an overview of 11 different transnational crimes and their overlapping trends and systems: the trafficking of drugs, arms, humans, human organs, and cultural property; counterfeiting; illegal wildlife crime; illegal fishing; illegal logging; illegal mining; and crude oil theft. Each chapter […]

Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of the Illegal Wildlife Trade

Author: International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Publication Date: June 2013 Summary: This updated report contains new evidence about the gravity of the threat that illegal wildlife trade and the poaching crisis represents to security, to wildlife, and to people.  It also examines illegal wildlife trade links to violence, radicalism, organized crime, corruption, fraud, and terror – […]

Illicit Financial Flows to and from 148 Developing Countries: 2006-2015
May 21, 2019
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Author: Global Financial Integrity Publication Date: January 2019 Summary: This is the latest in a series of reports, issued on a roughly annual basis by Global Financial Integrity (GFI), which provides country-level estimates of the illicit flows of money into and out of 148 developing and emerging market nations as a result of their trade in goods […]

Webinar 25: Cure Violence Health Approach to Violence Prevention

Webinar Date: Wednesday, May 15th at 11:00 EST. Click here to view the recording. Webinar Description: For more than 15 years, Cure Violence has successfully worked to reduce violence in some of the most violent communities in the United States and around the world, advancing a new health paradigm on violence and a scientific approach to […]

Mafia of the Poor: Gang Violence and Extortion in Central America
April 25, 2019
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Author: International Crisis Group Publication Date: April 2017 Summary: This report is based on dozens of interviews with officials and experts in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, including with security agents, prosecutors, donors, academics, activists and community dwellers in marginal neighbourhoods of San Salvador, Guatemala City, Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula. Born in the aftermath of […]

The Positive Effects of the Cure Violence Model for Families and Children
April 25, 2019
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Author: Cure Violence Publication Date: October 2015 Summary: The Cure Violence Model is an evidence-based, epidemic reversal approach to reducing violence that applies the same techniques used to stop other epidemics such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Community health workers are hired from the community and chosen for their access and credibility among the highest risk population. […]

Gangs, violence and the role of women and girls
April 25, 2019
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Author: The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime Publication Date: March 2017 Summary: The focus of this Policy Note is specifically on the role of women and girls in gangs as an opportunity to examine whether a more “gendered” response to the phenomenon of gangsterism could have success. The case study for the research was the gangs […]

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