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Organised crime

Crime facts info no. 34

ISSN 1445-7288
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, October 2002

The Australian Institute of Criminology has released a report titled "Approaching Organised Crime: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?" which discusses the concepts of organised crime and transnational crime. It outlines aspects of organised crime such as environmental influences (geo-political circumstances, socio-historical situations, economic opportunities, legislative constraints and/or antecedent organised criminal activity), groups and processes, as well as the impact that organised crime has (namely social, political, economic and environmental). It is argued that models of organised crime can be developed to study the current trends. The report also discusses organised crime from an Australian perspective; the link between organised crime and transnational crime; and a possible research agenda for Australian study into organised crime.

Aspects of organised crime



  • Morrison, S. 2002, "Approaching Organised Crime: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?", Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, no. 231, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra.