17 December 2013
Interesting study of the going price for stolen computer and other details on criminal forums suggests that there's a glut of information and that the price is therefore going down.
at 11:06 am
Normally, we look at Liverpool here, but Manchester is equally interesting. This article seems to hint at a rudimentary capo di tutti capi in Salford...
at 11:04 am
Only 33 ever built, but 100 on sale...
at 11:02 am
Call for Panels and papers
ECPR General Conference
Standing Group on Organised Crime Section
3-6 September 2014
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Understanding and Tackling the Roots of Insecurity:
Terrorism, Transnational Organised Crime and Corruption
The Standing Group on Organised Crime (SGOC)’s section is organising a
section at the ECPR General Conference in Glasgow in 2014 and would like
to welcome panels/individual papers’ proposals on topics related (but
not limited to) to the following topics:
1. Critical Reflections on the Concepts of Terrorism, Organised Crime and Corruption
2. Policy-Making Responses to Terrorism, Organised Crime and Corruption
3. The Nexus between Terrorism and Organised Crime
4. Violent Extremism and Radicalization
5. Law Enforcement Responses to Terrorism, Organised Crime and Corruption
6. Emerging Forms and Manifestations of Organised Crime
7. Contemporary Border Security Challenges
8. Non-State Responses to Terrorism, Organised Crime and Corruption
A selection of best papers presented at the SGOC section in Glasgow
could be published in a Special Issue of The European Review of
Organised Crime (EROC). For more information about the journal, please
visit SGOC webpage.
Contact and submission details:
deadline for full panels and individual papers is 15 February 2014. All
submissions should be made online through the MyECPR part of the ECPR
website. Should you have questions or comments, please do not hesitate
to contact Yuliya G. Zabyelina, University of Edinburgh
(email@example.com) or Helena Farrand Carrapico, University of
at 10:03 am
10 December 2013
Same criticisms could be made of organised crime strategies too. Politicians ignore the academics who have done the research and surround themselves with groupuscules who reinforce their own prejudices. "Evidence-based policy?" "I know best, thank you!"
at 1:10 pm