Challenges in the Field of Economic and Financial Crime in Europe and the US

Author: Katalin Ligeti
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509908056
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In the past few years, criminal justice systems have faced important global challenges in the field of economic and financial crime. The 2008 financial crisis revealed how strongly financial markets and economies are interconnected and illustrated that misconduct in the economic and financial sectors is often of a systemic nature, with wide-spread consequences for a large number of victims. The prevention, control and punishment of such crimes is thus confronted with a strong globalisation. Moreover, continuous technological evolutions and socio-economic developments make the distinction between socially desirable and undesirable behaviour more problematic. Besides, economic and financial misconduct is notoriously difficult to detect and investigate. In light of these challenges, legislators and law enforcers have been searching for adequate responses to combat economic and financial crime by adapting existing policies, norms and practices and by creating new enforcement mechanisms. The purpose of this volume is to analyse those challenges in the field of economic and financial crime from different perspectives, and to examine which particular solutions criminal justice systems across Europe give to those challenges. The volume has four parts. The first part focuses on a number of key questions with respect to substantive criminal law, whereas the second part will address issues affecting the administration of justice and criminal procedure. Part three then explores particular challenges concerning multi-agency cooperation and multi-disciplinary investigations. Finally, part four will concentrate on issues regarding shared or integrated enforcement models.

Redefining Organised Crime A Challenge for the European Union

Author: Stefania Carnevale
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509904727
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The definition of organised crime has long been the object of lively debate, at national and international level. Sociological and legal analysis has not yet led to one definitive answer to the question of what exactly 'organised crime' means. Nonetheless, many instruments adopted both at international and national levels set forth special legal regimes designed to target criminal groups featuring a stable organisation, which are perceived as particularly dangerous to society. Therefore, identifying the notion of organised crime is crucial to establishing the scope of any legal instrument specifically designed for combating it. The aim of this book is to reassess the scope, the effectiveness and the overall coherence of existing definitions of organised crime, and to identify any need for a reconsideration of these definitions, specifically with reference to the EU legal order. It will be of interest to academics, practitioners and legislators working in the sphere of EU criminal law and of organised crime more generally.

The Needed Balances in EU Criminal Law

Author: Chloé Brière
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509917012
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This important volume provides an up-to-date overview of the main questions currently discussed in the field of EU criminal law. It makes a stimulating addition to literature in the field, while offering its own distinctive features. It takes a four-part approach: firstly, it addresses issues of a constitutional nature, such as the EU competence in the field of criminal law, the importance of the principle of subsidiarity and the role played by the different EU institutions. Secondly, it looks at issues linked to the quest of the right balance between diversity and unity, and focuses in particular on the special relationship between approximation and mutual recognition. Thirdly, it focuses on the balance between security and freedom, or, in other words, between the shield and sword functions of EU criminal law. Special attention is given here to transatlantic cooperation, data protection, terrorism, the European Arrest Warrant and the European Investigation Order. Finally, it examines the importance of balanced relations between criminal justice actors.

Criminalising Cartels

Author: Caron Beaton-Wells
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847318134
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This book is inspired by the international movement towards the criminalisation of cartel conduct over the last decade. Led by US enforcers, criminalisation has been supported by a growing number of regulators and governments. It derives its support from the simple yet forceful proposition that criminal sanctions, particularly jail time, are the most effective deterrent to such activity. However, criminalisation is much more complex than that basic proposition suggests. There is complexity both in terms of the various forces that are driving and shaping the movement (economic, political and social) and in the effects on the various actors involved in it (government, enforcement agencies, the business community, judiciary, legal profession and general public). Featuring contributions from authors who have been at the forefront of the debate around the world, this substantial 19-chapter volume captures the richness of the criminalisation phenomenon and considers its implications for building an effective criminal cartel regime, particularly outside of the US. It adopts a range of approaches, including general theoretical perspectives (from criminal theory, economics, political science, regulation and criminology) and case-studies of the experience with the design and enforcement of existing or contemplated criminal cartel regimes in various jurisdictions (including in Australia, Canada, EU, Germany, Ireland and the UK). The book also explores the international dimensions of criminalisation - its specific practical consequences (such as increased potential for extradition) as well as its more general implications for trends of harmonisation or convergence in competition law and enforcement.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

The EU the WTO and China

Author: Francis G. Snyder
Publisher: Hart Pub Limited
ISBN:
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Snyder's book consists of a series of integrated studies of sites of governance, global legal pluralism and the regulation of international trade.

Die Verfassung Moderner Strafrechtspflege

Author: Klaus Tiedemann
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft
ISBN: 9783848733699
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Eine moderne, rechtsprinzipiell arbeitende Strafrechtswissenschaft, die das Verfassungsrecht als zentrales Fundament der Strafrechtspflege versteht, sieht sich mit zwei zentralen Herausforderungen konfrontiert: Strafrechtspflege wird zusehends jenseits von Nationalstaaten politisch gestaltet und praktisch betrieben. Zudem neigt moderne Strafrechtspflege dazu, einem funktionalen und dabei an regulativen Aspekten sowie Sicherheitsinteressen orientierten neuen Strafrechtsdenken Bahn zu brechen. Beides erfordert eine methodische Reflexion der Strafrechtswissenschaften: Wie soll die deutsche Strafrechtsdogmatik darauf reagieren? Wie soll sie sich gegenuber der Kriminalpolitik positionieren und gegenuber dem nationalen wie auch europaischen Verfassungsrecht offnen? Diese Fragestellungen erortert dieser Sammelband, der Beitrage der Gedenkveranstaltung fur Joachim Vogel (1963 - 2013) am 15.10.2014 und der anschliessenden internationalen Tagung am 16. und 17.10.2014 enthalt. Mit Beitragen von: RiLG Prof. Dr. Kai Ambos, Kai, RiLG, Prof. Dr. Werner Beulke, Prof. Dr. Martin Bose, Dr. Dominik Brodowski, LL.M. (UPenn), Prof. Dr. Christoph Burchard, LL.M. (NYU), Prof. Dr. Miriam Cugat Mauri, Prof. Dr. Massimo Donini, Prof. Dr. Jorg Eisele, Prof. Dr. Luigi Foffani, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Juan-Luis Gomez Colomer, Prof. Dr. Hector Hernandez Basualto, Prof. Dr. Tatjana Hornle, M.A. (Rutgers), Prof. Dr. Matthias Jahn, RiOLG, Prof. Dr. Ralf Kolbel, Dr. Matthias Korte, MinDirig, Prof. Dr. Claus Kress, Prof. Dr. William S. Laufer, Prof. Dr. Stefano Manacorda, Prof. Dr. Vittorio Manes, Prof. Dr. Adan Nieto Martin, Armin Nack, Dr. Ali B. Norouzi, Prof. Dr. Walter Perron, Prof. Dr. Helmut Satzger, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Bernd Schunemann, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ulrich Sieber, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Jesus-Maria Silva Sanchez, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Klaus Tiedemann, Prof. Dr. Gert Vermeulen