- United Nations Centre for International Crime Prevention (CICP)
The Centre for International Crime Prevention (CICP) is the United Nations office responsible for crime prevention, criminal justice and criminal law reform. It pays special attention to combating transnational organized crime, corruption and illicit trafficking in human beings.
UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
CICP has several global programmes:
Global Programme against
Programme against Trafficking in Human Beings
against Transnational Organized Crime
- United Nations Crime
and Justice Information Network (UNCJIN)
The electronic clearing-house of the United Nations Centre for International Crime Prevention. List of research institutes on organised crime.
- European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) - Standing Group on Organised Crime
The ECPR standing group is dedicated to the study of organised crime which could act as the central focus for European, American and other researchers, as well as provide an umbrella for common activities and projects across disciplines. The standing group would help to facilitate the development of theoretical approaches as well as in-depth studies of empirical examples.
The group publishes a newsletter.
Language: English and other European languages
- Brazil: Instituto Brasileiro Giovanni Falcone (IBGF)
Brazilian Institute "Giovanni Falcone" in São Paulo on organized crime in Brazil.
- Canada: Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption
The Nathanson Centre (York University - Canada) contributes to deliberations about the control of organized crime and corruption and to public education about its manifestations. Empirical study will enhance understanding of organized crime operations and provide means
of assessing proposed strategies for control and enforcement. With bibliography and on-line publications.
- Germany: Max Planck Institute: Organized Crime and Public Safety
The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences is an independent, non-profit organisation.
Language: English and German
- Italy: Centro Siciliano di Documentazione "Giuseppe Impastato"
Research Institute on the Sicilian Mafia, based in Palermo, with chronology on mafia events.
Language: Italian and some English
- Italy: Mafianews: Cronache di mafia e antimafia
Site on mafia and antimafia in Italy. Updated daily with a searchable chronology.
- Italy: Narcomafie
Narcomafie is a monthly magazine on organised crime.
- Italy: Transcrime
Research group on transnational crime at the University of Trento. Interesting on-line
Language: Italian and English
- Switzerland: Organized Crime Observatory
The OCO Association (Organized Crime Observatory) has been created in february 2001. Its main objective is to connect those that are concerned about transnational organized crime challenges and issues. The OCO is an non-profit, independent association which is open to all persons or actors sharing the same sensibility about organized crime issues.
Language: English, French and Italian
- United States: American
Foreign Policy Council (International Organized Crime Page)
- United States: American University: Transnational Crime and Corruption Center
The Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC)is a non-partisan, non-profit institute dedicated to the research of trends in organized crime and corruption. TraCCC provides information and facilitates discussion and cooperation among the international scholarly community, legislative and executive branches of government, non governmental organizations, law enforcement agencies, the business community, the media and the public. Specialises in Eurasian Organised Crime (the Russian mafia, etc). Online publications available.
- United States: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS): Transnational Threats Initiative
Right wing think tank 'excelling' in transnational crime conspiracy theories.
- United States: International Association for the
Study of Organized Crime (IASOC)
The International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC) is a professional association of criminologists, researchers, working professionals, teachers, and students. IASOC works to promote greater understanding and research about organized crime in all its manifestations.
Criminal Organizations The IASOC magazine
- Business Practices
of Narcotics Trafficking Enterprises
A Roundtable, Business Practices of Narcotics Trafficking Enterprises, was held at the Library of Congress on January 29, 2003. The event was co-sponsored by the Crime and Narcotics Center and the Library of Congress Federal Research Division. Experts representing academe, government, and the private sector presented papers on three panels: modeling narcotics trafficking enterprises, how drug traffickers set prices, and case studies in narcotics trafficking business enterprises
- Crime, Law and Social
Crime, Law and Social Change is a peer reviewed journal that publishes essays and reviews dealing with the political economy of organized crime whether at the transnational, national, regional or local levels anywhere in the world. In addition, the Journal publishes work on financial crime, political corruption, environmental crime, and the expropriation of resources from developing nations
- Transnational Organized Crime
Transnational Organized Crime is a multidisciplinary journal that focuses on cross-border
criminal activities involving trafficking in drugs, people, weapons, and nuclear material, as well as in the laundering of the proceeds. Transnational Organized Crime is a peer-reviewed journal
- The Paradoxes of Organized Crime [PDF document], by Letizia Paoli, Crime, Law & Social Change 37: 51–97, 2002
- Transnational Organized Crime,
Illicit Markets, and Money Laundering [PDF document], by Phil Williams, in Managing Global Issues: Lessons
Learned October 2001
- Transnational Criminal Networks [PDF document], by Phil Williams in Networks and Netwars: The Future of Terror, Crime, and Militancy a Rand Publication, 2001
Transnational Crime in Global Issues, an Electronic Journal of the US Department of State -
August 2001 Volume 6, Number 2
- Illegal Drug Trade in Russia by Letizia Paoli, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, October 2000
- The Shadow Economy [PDF document], by M.H. Fleming, J. Roman and G. Farrell, Journal of
International Affairs, 53 2: 387-409, Spring 2000
- Transnational Crime: Drug Smuggling [PDF document], by Peter Reuter, January 2000
- Routine Activities and Drug Trafficking: The Case of the Netherlands [PDF document], by Graham Farrell, International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 9, 21-32. (ISSN: 0955-3959), 1998
- Colombianos en el mercado de la cocaína en Holanda by Damian Zaitch in Cuadernos de Nueva Sociedad No. 1, Segundo semestre 1997
- The Rothschilds of the Mafia on Aruba by Tom Blickman, in Transnational Organized Crime, Number 2, Volume 3, Summer 1997
- Book Review: Recent Books on Transnational Organized Crime and the Illicit Drug Industry by Peter A. Lupsha, in IASOC Magazine, Summer 1997
- Transnational Criminal Organizations:
Strategic Alliances by Phil Williams (The Washington Quarterly, Winter 1995)