A Guide to Organized-Crime Related Web Sites
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Government Agencies (incl. supranational institutions)
Assessing Organised Crime
This EU-funded multi-national research project aims at harmonizing and improving organized crime situation reports in Europe. Its website features an extensive online bibliography on organized crime.
Australian Institute of Criminology
The AIC Website features papers on organized crime and other criminal justice issues.
Bill Tupman's Webpages
This website by Exeter political scientist Bill Tupman features information and links on various sub-topics of organized crime.
Centre for Security and Crime Science
The UCL Centre for Security and Crime Science at the University College London is a research institution connecting members from industry, law-enforcement agencies and academia. It offers an MSc degree programme in "Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism".
The Centre for Information and Research on Organised Crime (CIROC) is an international centre for information and research on organized crime and the fight against it. The centre was founded by the departments of criminology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), the Netherlands.
Cross-Border Crime Colloquium
The Cross-Border Crime Colloquium is an annual event since 1999. It brings together experts on international organised (economic) crime to discuss the latest developments in empirical research, legislation and law enforcement, with a special geographical focus on Western, Central, and Eastern Europe. The CCC website offers some of the early conference volumes and other material (including the OCTA questionnaires from several years) for free downloading.
ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime/eNewsletter
The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Organised Crime aims at promoting the study of organized crime across disciplines. It publishes the bi-annual eNewsletter Organised Crime.
Georgia Office of TraCCC
The Georgian Branch of the Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) of George Mason University, located in Tbilisi, former Soviet republic of Georgia, carries out research in the area of organized crime and corruption.
Gray Literature Database
The Gray Literature Database at the Don M. Gottfredson Library of Criminal Justice, located at the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A., lists a number of reports on organized crime.
The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control in Helsinki, Finland, is affiliated with the United Nations. It features material on organized crime.
International Association for the Study of Organized Crime. A global organization of law-enforcement experts and social scientists.
The Institute of Criminology and Social Prevention in Prague is sponsored by the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic. One of its research topics is organized crime.
The Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy (IRCP)
The Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy (IRCP) at Ghent University, Belgium, is conducting research on theoretical, empirical and legal aspects of organized crime.
Institute for Security Studies
The Institute for Security Studies (ISS), originally established as the Institute for Defence Policy, is a non-profit trust with offices in Pretoria, Cape Town, Nairobi and Addis Ababa. On the ISS website several reports on organized crime are available for downloading.
The Max-Planck-Institute for International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany, has conducted several studies on anti-organized-crime-legislation.
Nathanson Center for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption, a Toronto (Canada) based research institute.
National Centre for research on White Collar Crime (NCRWCC)
The National Centre for Research on White Collar Crime (NCRWCC) is a not for profit research and training organisation based in Nairobi, Kenya. It deals with government procurement fraud, human trafficking, anti-trust violations and various forms of fraud.
National Institute of Justice - International Center
The National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) International Center (Washington, D.C.) sponsors research on transnational organized crime.
National Research Program, Switzerland
The National Research Program "Violence in Daily Life and Organized Crime" (NFP40) has been sponsoring several empirical and theoretical studies on organized crime (in French and German).
Petrus van Duyne's Website
The website by Dutch scholar Petrus C. van Duyne contains papers on various topics and a blog.
The Transnational Crime and Corruption Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, investigates transnational crime and corruption, especially in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union where it supports a number of affiliate research centers.
The interdepartmental center for research on transnational crime at the University of Trento, Italy, is conducting research on organized crime and anti-organized crime policies.
The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), located in Turin, Italy, and offices in Rome, Luanda and Maputo, conducts research in various areas of transnational organized crime.
Government Agencies (incl. Supranational Institutions)
The Bundeskriminalamt (BKA), Germany's federal police agency, publishes an annual report on organized crime (download).
The Criminal Intelligence Service Canada unifies Canadian federal, provincial and municipal police forces with full time intelligence units in the combat against organized crime.
Council of Europe
The Council of Europe issues an annual situation report on organized crime.
The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) program was established in 1982. It brings together a number of federal agencies "to conduct comprehensive, multi-level attachs on major drug trafficking and money laundering organizations".
The European Police Office in The Hague, Netherlands, is primarily concerned with organized crime.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation Homepage offers several files on organized crime for downloading.
The government department for internal affairs in England and Wales releases an annual report that comprises a chapter on organized crime and also sponsors research in this area.
IOM (International Organization for Migration) is a Geneva based intergovernmental organization dealing with a wide range of aspects related to legal and illegal migration. The website features a number of downloadable reports and studies on human trafficking.
The International Criminal Police Organization based in Lyon, France, answers FAQs on organized crime.
New Jersey Commission of Investigation
The State of New Jersey Commission of Investigation presents reports on various aspects of organized crime.
The Organized Crime Agency of British Columbia
The Organized Crime Agency of British Columbia (OCABC), Canada, was established in March 1999. Similar to the structure and authority of municipal police departments in British Columbia, OCABC is an independent policing agency. Its specific mandate is to facilitate the disruption and suppression of organized crime.
The Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC) is an organization composed of criminal justice agencies form 14 southeastern and southwestern states in the U.S., working together to combat multi-jurisdictional criminal activities.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police's organized crime page.
The Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by, but operationally independent from, the UK Home Office. SOCA issues an annual threat assessment on serious and organized crime.
Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe
The Initiative for the fight against organized crime of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe coordinates efforts to combat organized crime. The SPOC Initiative website features, inter alia, numerous English language documents on anti-organized crime legislation from SEE countries.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime provides information on drugs and drug trafficking and various other aspsects of international organized crime.
U.S. Department of Justice
The DOJ publishes reports, some may concern organized crime.
The central detective agency of Germany's customs service provides information on various types of smuggling.
Non-Governmental Organizations/Private Sector
This Germany based non-profit organization is dedicated to the fight against corporate crime.
Chicago Crime Commission
The privately funded Chicago Crime Commission is investigating organized crime since 1919 and was the first to use the words "organized crime" as a consistent concept.
The Center for the Study of Democracy, based in Sofia, Bulgaria, issues reports on organized crime and corruption.
Forensic Investigative Associates Inc.
The International Groupof FIA Companies with offices in the Bahamas, Canada, Cyprus, France, the U.S. and the U.K. offer assistance to companies and industries that are destabilized by organized crime.
The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition is an association of corporations, law firms, business trade organizations, private investigators and product security companies.
Internal Risk Communication
This web site, set up by Berlin attorney and mediator Björn Rohde-Liebenau, presents a comprehensive counselling program focusing on risk communication and Whistleblowing.
The Stolen Car Reports Program, Inc., is a North Carolina-based, non-profit corporation that has developed The Nation's Neighborhood Watch for Stolen Vehicles to assist law enforcement in recovering stolen vehicles and deterring auto theft.
Transparency International (TI) is a Berlin (Germany) based NGO with chapters in various countries. Its main goal is to fight corruption.
Crime Magazine: an encyclopedia of crime. Many items on organized crime.
New York Daily News writer Jerry Capeci's homepage on Cosa Nostra.
Mafia page by Benedetta Bernocchi and Cristina Toddei from Florence, Italy.
The website of German investigative journalist Jürgen Roth, an expert on Russian organized crime.
Time.com Newsfile: Organized Crime
This part of the Time.com website features various pictures, articles and Time Magazine covers relating to organized crime.
Organized Crime "Buffs"
John Gotti Tribute Page
Organized Crime Registry
Reputed Links to Organized Crime
The Unofficial Home Page of the New York Mafia
Criminal Justice Resources: Organized Crime (Jon Harrison)
Public Safety Canada's Organized Crime Research website
Yahoo Search Directory 'Organized Crime'
Last update: 3 February 2012.