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Recent Publications

Marin Kurti, Klaus von Lampe, Douglas Thompkins, The illegal cigarette market in a socioeconomically deprived inner-city area: the case of the South Bronx, Tobacco Control 22(2), 2013, 138-140 (PDF)

Klaus von Lampe, Marin Kurti, Anqi Shen and Georgios Antonopoulos, The Changing Role of China in the Global Illegal Cigarette Trade, International Criminal Justice Review, 22(1), 2012, 43-67 (PDF)

Klaus von Lampe, The application of the framework of Situational Crime Prevention to 'organized crime', Criminology & Criminal Justice, 11(2), 2011, 145-163 (PDF)

Klaus von Lampe, Re-conceptualizing transnational organized crime: Offenders as problem solvers, International Journal of Security and Terrorism, 2(1), 2011, 1-23 (PDF)

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About this site

This website presents information on organized crime from a social science perspective with a special geographical focus on the U.S. and Germany while also addressing the issue of transnational organized crime. It was first launched in 1999 (old URL: http://people.freenet.de/kvlampe/) and reached the mark of 1 million visitors on 27 April 2012.

The original purpose of the website had been to share with a broader public some of the material collected for a doctoral dissertation on the concept and theory of organized crime in the U.S. The material includes, for example, a collection of organized crime definitions which has been considerably expanded over the years. A number of papers on organized-crime related subjects, including cigarette smuggling, have also consecutively been added and are available for downloading.

A more recent addition is the book-review section which features reviews of books on organized crime and related topics.

This site is bilingual (English and German). Some content, however, is available only in one of these two languages.

The material presented on this website may be used for academic, journalistic and official purposes in accordance with the applicable copyright laws. Please identify the source as 'Klaus von Lampe, Organized Crime Research (kvl-homepage), www.organized-crime.de'.

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Highlights

Definitions

Arguably the largest collection of some 180 different definitions of organized crime provides an overview of the diverse conceptions existing worldwide.
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Bookreviews

More than 50 academic and journalistic books on organized crime and related topics, addressing different events, persons and structures in various countries, are reviewed from an organized crime researcher's perspective. The overriding question always is: What does the particular book contribute to a better understanding of organized crime?
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Papers

Papers on various aspects of organized crime (conceptual history, trust and organized crime, use of models in the analysis of organized crime, assessing organized crime, cigarette smuggling, etc.) can be downloaded from the Publications Page.
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Links

Useful links to academic, official and journalistic websites.
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Klaus von Lampe

This website is presented by Klaus von Lampe, Associate Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York.
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11 October 2014

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Books

Corruption, Greed and Crime Money: Sleaze and Shady Economy in Europe and Beyond
Petrus C. van Duyne et al. (eds.), 2014. More...

Human Dimensions in Organised Crime, Money Laundering and Corruption, Petrus C. van Duyne et al. (eds.), 2013. More...

Usual and unusual organising criminals in Europe and beyond - Liber Amicorum Petrus van Duyne
Georgios Antonopoulos et al. (eds.), 2011. More...

Cross-border Crime Inroads on Integrity in Europe
Petrus C. van Duyne et al. (eds.), 2010. More...

Other books from the Cross-border Crime Colloquium series. More...

Klaus von Lampe, Organized Crime: Begriff und Theorie organisierter Kriminalität in den USA, 1999. More...

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