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17 October 2017
List of publications and presentations updated.

5 October 2017
Review of the book The Two Mafias by Salvatore Lupo added.
List of publications and presentations updated.

7 September 2017
German definition of organized crime by Rustam Abasov added.

28 August 2017
List of publications and presentations updated.
Page on new Cross-border Crime book added.

11 August 2017
Two more definitions of organized crime from Southern Africa added.

10 August 2017
Chapter (in German) on the role of the German intelligence services in combating organized crime added.

1 August 2017
Another German definition of organized crime and a couple of comments on the official German definition of organized crime added.

10 July 2017
List of publications and presentations updated.

3 July 2017
Definition of organized crime from the National Crime Agency (NCA) website and from the 2016 Northern Ireland Organised Crime Strategy added.

14 June 2017
List of publications and presentations updated.

7 February 2017
List of publications and presentations updated.

31 January 2017
Review by Djordje Ignjatovic of Organized Crime: Analyzing illegal activities, criminal structures, and extra-legal governance added.
Various definitions of organized crime added, bringing the total number of definitions collected to 193.

12 December 2016
Comment by Gerben Bruinsma on Organized Crime: Analyzing illegal activities, criminal structures, and extra-legal governance added.

4 December 2016
List of publications and presentations updated.

28 November 2016
Definition of organized crime from Criminal Intelligence Service Canada (CISC) added.

21 November 2016
Link to review of Organized Crime: Analyzing Illegal Activities, Criminal Structures, and Extra-legal Governance by Robert Lombardo added.
2016 Outstanding Publication Award for Organized Crime: Analyzing Illegal Activities, Criminal Structures, and Extra-legal Governance acknowledged.

13 November 2016
Definition of organized crime by Marinella Marmo and Nerida Chazal added.

19 October 2016
Link to review of Organized Crime: Analyzing illegal activities, criminal structures, and extra-legal governance added.

16 October 2016
Review of book edited by Ernesto Savona, Michele Riccardi and Giulia Berlusconi on criminal infiltration of legitimate businesses added.

29 September 2016
Comments on and link to review of Organized Crime: Analyzing illegal activities, criminal structures, and extra-legal governance added.

12 September 2016
List of publications and presentations updated.

1 August 2016
List of publications and presentations updated.

29 July 2016
List of publications and presentations updated.
Comments on and link to review of Organized Crime: Analyzing illegal activities, criminal structures, and extra-legal governance added.

14 July 2016
List of publications and presentations updated.

3 July 2016
Comments on my book 'Organized Crime: Analyzing Illegal Activities, Criminal Structures, and Extra-legal Goverance' from leading experts in the field of organized crime studies around the world added.

29 June 2016
List of publications and presentations updated.

31 May 2016
Definition of organized crime by Frank Bovenkerk from 2011 added.

20 May 2016
Minor update of bio.

17 November 2015
List of publications and presentations updated.

20 September 2015
List of publications and presentations updated.

4 August 2015
List of publications and presentations updated.
Page on the new book Organized Crime: Analyzing illegal activities, criminal structures, extra-legal governance added.

13 July 2015
List of publications and presentations updated.
Page on new Cross-border Crime book added.

9 July 2015
Definition of organized crime by Andvig from 2012 added.

29 June 2015
Definition of organized crime by Territo et al. from 1992 added.

15 June 2015
List of publications and presentations updated.

24 March 2015
List of publications and presentations updated.

6 December 2014
List of publications and presentations updated.

11 July 2014
List of publications and presentations updated.
Page on new Cross-border Crime book added.

1 May 2014
Three more definitions of organized crime added.

1 January 2014
List of publications and presentations and personal profile updated.
Paper on China's role in the illegal cigarette trade added.

14 October 2013
List of publications and presentations updated.

20 August 2013
Definition of organized crime by Peter Lupsha from 1981 added.

3 August 2013
List of publications and presentations updated.

23 July 2013
List of publications and presentations updated.

15 May 2013
List of publications and presentations updated.

12 April 2013
Definition of organized crime by Paul H. Rubin added.

10 April 2013
Definition of organized crime by Menachem Amir added.
List of publications and presentations updated.

3 March 2013
List of publications and presentations updated.

12 February 2013
Definition of organized crime by Schaefer and Lamm added.

23 October 2012
More definitions of organized crime added, bringing the total to over 170 (English and German language definitions combined).
List of publications and presentations updated.

19 October 2012
Revised definition of organized crime by S.G. Lebeya added.

17 October 2012
Definition of organized crime from BusinessDictionary.com added.
List of suggested reading on RICO updated.

3 October 2012
List of publications and presentations updated.

27 August 2012
List of publications and presentations updated.

6 August 2012
Paper on the illegal cigarette market in the South Bronx (co-authors: Marin Kurti and Douglas Thompkins) added.

20 June 2012
List of publications and presentations updated.

29 May 2012
List of publications and presentations updated.

27 April 2012
Reaching the mark of 1 million visitors is noted.

22 March 2012
List of publications and presentations updated.

19 March 2012
Definition of organized crime by P.J. Ortmeier added.

3 February 2012
Link to Petrus van Duyne's website added.

29 January 2012
List of publications and presentations updated.

1 January 2012
Link to Public Safety Canada's Organized Crime Research website added.

21 November 2011
Definition of organized crime by Estrada Ireland & Rush added.
List of publications and presentations updated.

4 November 2011
Definitions of organized crime by Michael D. Maltz and by Michael Newton added.

16 October 2011
Review of book by Salvatore Lupo on the history of the Sicilian Mafia added.
List of publications and presentations updated.

3 October 2011
Definition of organized crime by Vito and Maahs added.

19 July 2011
List of publications and presentations updated.

14 July 2011
Definition of organized crime by Ianni & Reuss-Ianni from 1972 added.

9 May 2011
List of publications and presentations updated.

26 April 2011
Link to Gray Literature Database at Rutgers School of Criminal Justice added.

1 April 2011
Definition of organized crime by Daryl Hellman from 1980 added.

22 March 2011
List of publications and presentations updated.

18 March 2011
URL of collection of organized crime definitions changed to www.organized-crime.de/organizedcrimedefinitions.htm in an effort to improve the search engine listing of this particular webpage.

1 March 2011
List of publications and presentations updated.

24 February 2011
Definition of organized crime by Bojan Dobovsek from 2007, and a definition of organized crime by Shawn Shieh from 2005 added.

25 January 2011
Definition of organized crime by Frederick Desroches from 2007 added.

29 December 2010
Definition of organized crime by Daniel Chow from 2003 added.

26 December 2010
List of publications and presentations updated.
Page on new Cross-border Crime book added.

12 December 2010
Definition of organized crime by the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (SARPCCO) added.
List of publications and presentations updated.

22 November 2010
List of publications and presentations updated.

25 October 2010
List of publications and presentations updated.

6 August 2010
Definition of organized crime by Mary Kaldor from 2006 added.

4 June 2010
Definition of organized crime by Roy Godson from 2003 added.

26 May 2010
Definition of organized crime by Andre Bossard from 1990 added.
Count of organized crime definitions updated: more than 150 (153 to be exact).

17 May 2010
Legal definition from Australia and several other definitions of organized crime added.

6 May 2010
More definitions of organized crime added.

21 April 2010
Definition of organized crime by Kirby and Penna added.
List of publications and presentations updated.

9 March 2010
Definition of organized crime by Phil Williams from 2002 added.

1 March 2010
List of publications and presentations updated.

11 February 2010
List of publications and presentations updated.

20 January 2010
Two more items added to the Definitions of Organized Crime page.

4 January 2010
Definition of organized crime by United Nations from 1990 added.

23 December 2009
List of publications and presentations updated.
Page on new Cross-border Crime book added.

1 December 2009
List of publications and presentations updated.

9 November 2009
List of publications and presentations updated.

7 October 2009
My comment on the issue of defining organized crime from a recent publication added.
Link to OCDETF website added.

2 July 2009
Definition of organized crime by the Scottish Government added.
List of publications and presentations updated.

29 April 2009
Link to website of German investigative journalist Jürgen Roth updated.

30 March 2009
List of publications and presentations updated.

10 February 2009
List of publications and presentations updated.

2 February 2009
Definition of organized crime by Nick Tilley and Matt Hopkins added.

22 January 2009
Definition of organized crime by Mabel A. Elliott added.
Donald-Cressey-Tribute-Page revised.

20 January 2009
Definition of organized crime by John E. Conklin added.

15 January 2009
Definition of organized crime by Mark Galeotti added.

6 January 2009
Announcement of new book from the Cross-border Crime Colloquium series added.
List of publications and presentations updated.

11 December 2008
Review of book by Scott Decker and Margaret Townsend Chapman on drug smuggling added.
List of publications and presentations updated.

17 November 2008
Definition of organized crime by Patrick Ryan added.

15 November 2008
List of publications and presentations updated.

2 September 2008
Definition of organized crime by Stephen Schneider added.
Contact details updated.

16 July 2008
Definition of organized crime by Martin Cejp/IKSP Prague added.

19 June 2008
Links page updated.

10 June 2008
List of publications and presentations updated.

8 May 2008
List of publications and presentations updated.

4 April 2008
Definitions of organized crime by Michael Maltz and S.G. Lebeya added.
List of publications and presentations updated.

25 March 2008
List of publications updated.

12 March 2008
Definition of organized crime added.
List of publications updated.

18 February 2008
List of publications and presentations updated.

3 February 2008
Book chapter on measuring organized crime added.

4 January 2008
Definition of organized crime by Phil Williams added.

17 December 2007
Review (in German) of book (also in German) on case of large-scale business fraud (Flowtex scandal) added.

5 December 2007
List of publications and presentations updated.

22 November 2007
Start page revised (calendar of organized crime related conferences added).
Page on the 7th Blankensee Colloquium "Human Capital and Social Capital in Criminal Networks" added.

19 November 2007
Definitions of organized crime by Beirne and Messerschmidt, John E. Conklin, Grennan and Britz, and Winslow and Zhang added
List of publications and presentations updated.

1 November 2007
List of publications and presentations updated.

24 October 2007
List of publications and presentations updated.

8 October 2007
List of publications and presentations updated.
Links page updated following up on TraCCC's move from American University to George Mason University.

1 October 2007
List of publications and presentations updated.

21 September 2007
List of publications and presentations updated.
Definition of organized crime by Gilbert Kelland added.

10 September 2007
List of publications and presentations updated.

14 August 2007
Review (in German) of book (also in German) on corruption and misconduct in the German criminal justice system added.
Definition of organized crime from Canada added.

5 July 2007
Review (in German) of book (also in German) on organized crime in Germany added.

3 July 2007
German definition of organized crime added.
List of publications and presentations updated.

21 June 2007
Definitions of organized crime from the President's Commission on Organized Crime and from the German military (in German) added.

7 June 2007
Definition of organized crime from South Africa added.
Link to the website of the African Institute for Security Studies (ISS) added.

9 May 2007
List of publications and presentations updated.

4 May 2007
List of publications and presentations updated.

17 April 2007
Definition of organized crime from Switzerland (in German) added.

10 April 2007
Legal definition of organized crime from Serbia added.
List of publications and presentations updated.

2 April 2007
Collection of organized crime definitions edited with new entries from the Kefauver Committee and from Dwight C. Smith.

29 March 2007
List of publications and presentations updated.

19 March 2007
Legal definition of organized crime from Tanzania added.

2 March 2007
List of publications and presentations updated.

16 February 2007
Links page updated and several dead links removed.

5 February 2007
Definition of organized crime by Prof. Ignjatovic from Belgrade, Serbia, added.

2 February 2007
List of publications and presentations updated.

15 January 2007
A chapter on illegal enterprise structures in the cigarette black market from the book 'Criminal Fincances and Organising Crime in Europe' posted in PDF-format: Organising the Nicotine Racket.

10 January 2007
Definition of organized crime from Australia added.
Links page updated.

4 January 2007
Legal definition of organized crime from Washington State added.

20 December 2006
Legal definition of organized crime from Hong Kong added.

14 December 2006
List of publications and presentations updated.

21 November 2006
Review of book on drug trafficking in Canada by Frederick Desroches added.

10 November 2006
List of publications and presentations updated.

8 November 2006
List of publications and presentations updated.
Definitions of organized crime added.

12 October 2006
List of publications and presentations updated.

22 September 2006
List of publications and presentations updated.

12 September 2006
Definition of organized crime by Margaret Beare added.

8 September 2006
List of publications and presentations updated.

30 August 2006
List of publications and presentations updated.

18 August 2006
Two chapters from the book 'Upperworld and Underworld in Cross-Border-Crime' posted in PDF-format: The trafficking in untaxed cigarettes in Germany and Organized Crime Research in Perspective. I am grateful to Wolf Legal Publishers for the permission to make these papers available.

14 August 2006
Definition of organized crime from the Nathanson Center website added.

9 August 2006
List of publications and presentations updated.

1 August 2006
New sub-directory of papers on conceptual and theoretical issues relating to organized crime and the study of organized crime added.

28 July 2006
List of publications and presentations updated.
Manuscript of journal article on the interdisciplinary dimensions of the study of organized crime posted.

10 July 2006
List of publications and presentations updated.

6 July 2006
Pages on German definition of organized crime (in German) revised.

5 July 2006
Definition of organized crime by Yakov Gilinskiy added.

26 June 2006
Review of autobiography of Sonny Barger, leading figure of the Hell's Angels outlaw motorcycle club, added.

8 June 2006
Manuscript of journal article on cigarette black market in Germany and the UK posted in PDF-format.

24 May 2006
List of publications and presentations updated.

12 May 2006
List of publications and presentations updated.

8 May 2006
List of publications and presentations updated.

19 April 2006
Link to the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe Initiative to Fight Organized Crime added.

12 April 2006
List of publications and presentations updated.

15 March 2006
Definition of organized crime from Korea added.

9 March 2006
List of publications and presentations updated.

1 March 2006
A couple of definitions of organized crime added, including one from Mexico.

15 February 2006
Review of book by Lehr and O'Neill about the corrupt links between Boston underworld figure "Whitey" Bulger and FBI agents added.

8 February 2006
List of publications and presentations updated.

3 February 2006
List of publications and presentations updated.

12 January 2006
List of publications and presentations updated.

11 January 2006
Definition of organized crime by Alan Block added.

5 December 2005
List of publications updated. Report on new approach to assess organized crime added.

28 November 2005
New thematic page on cigarette smuggling with links to several of my papers added, including a chapter in the book The Organised Crime Economy which was published earlier in 2005.

23 November 2005
List of publications and presentations updated.

21 November 2005
Paper on the interdisciplinary dimensions of the study of organized crime added.
List of presentations and publications updated.
Two more definitions of organized crime added (1, 2).

14 November 2005
Report on cigarette black market in Northwest Europe added.

19 October 2005
Announcement of book on economy and organized crime added.
List of publications and presentations updated.
Slight modification in start-page design.

10 October 2005
List of publications and presentations updated.

29 September 2005
Review of book on Sicilian Mafia and Calabrian 'Ndrangheta by Letizia Paoli added.

26 September 2005
Review of book on transnational crime by Donald Liddick added.

9 September 2005
List of publications and presentations updated.

5 September 2005
Definitions of organized crime by Best and Luckenbill and by Jim Finckenauer added.

8 August 2005
Links to websites by Bill Tupman and Björn Rohde-Liebenau updated and added, respectively.

6 June 2005
Definition of organized crime added.

2 June 2005
List of publications and presentations updated.

26 May 2005
PDF-files with the cover, table of contents and introductory chapter of two books on cross-border crime (Upperworld and Underworld..., Threats and Phantoms...) added.

12 May 2005
Several definitions of organized crime added.

4 May 2005
Biographical note on German underworld legend Klaus Speer updated.
List of publications and presentations updated.

22 April 2005
Review (in German) of book (also in German) on anti-organized crime measures in Germany added.
Definition of organized crime from www.u-s-history.com added.

11 March 2005
Review of book by Alfred McCoy on global drug trade added.

10 March 2005
Links to Council of Europe and NCIS added.

24 February 2005
Links page updated.

21 February 2005
Review of historical study on Chinese-American organized crime added.

17 February 2005
Review (in English) of the autobiography of a German cocaine trafficker added.
Definition of organized crime by Peter Reuter added.

11 February 2005
Review (in German) of the autobiography of a German cocaine trafficker added.

17 January 2005
Review of book by Greg B. Smith on DeCavalcante crime family added.

20 December 2004
Definition of organized crime from Brazil added.

15 December 2004
Review of book on global organized crime added.

29 November 2004
Michael Levi's social definition of organized criminals added.

22 November 2004
Site moved from http://people.freenet.de/kvlampe/ to the new domain www.organized-crime.de.

16 November 2004
German language definition of organized crime added.

10 November 2004
Definition of organized crime added.

1 November 2004
Link to National Centre for Research on White Collar Crime in Nairobi, Kenya, added.

28 October 2004
Several additions made to page on German language definitions of organized crime.

26 October 2004
Definition of organized crime from a Dutch police intelligence report added.

25 October 2004
Link to "Assessing Organised Crime" project's website added.

1 October 2004
List of publications and presentations updated.

23 September 2004
Contact page updated.

13 September 2004
List of publications and presentations updated.

7 September 2004
List of publications and presentations updated.

1 September 2004
Personal page updated.

18 August 2004
Link to download of study on hazardous waste trafficking added.

27 July 2004
Announcement of book on organized crime, corruption and terrorism added.
List of my publications updated.

22 July 2004
Review (in German) of book by Salvatore Lupo on the history of the Sicilian Mafia added.

9 June 2004
Review of Peter Maas' Sammy Gravano biography added.
New uniform font (arial) added.

1 June 2004
Review of book by Sean Griffin on Philadelphia's 'Black Mafia' added.

6 May 2004
List of my publications updated.

30 April 2004
Review (in German) of book on organized crime in Germany (also in German) added.

15 April 2004
German language review of Bergreen's Capone biography added.
Link to Transcrime website updated.

7 April 2004
Review (in German) of book on child pornography (also in German) added.

19 March 2004
Review of John Gotti biography by Mustain and Capeci (2002) added.

11 March 2004
Definitions of organized crime by Thomas C. Schelling and by Federico Varese added.
My own discussion of the problem of defining and conceptualizing organized crime added.

9 March 2004
Definition of organized crime by Peter Reuter and Jonathan Rubinstein from 1978 added.

26 February 2004
Definition of organized crime by Don Liddick added.

2 February 2004
Review of research report on illegal waste trafficking in Italy and Spain added.

21 January 2004
Link to Time.com newsfile: organized crime added.
List of Congressional hearings on organized crime updated.

11 January 2004
Definition of organized crime by the California Special Crime Study Commission on Organized Crime from 1948 added.
Link to website of Bulgarian Center for the Study of Democracy added.

6 January 2004
List of publications and presentations updated.

29 December 2003
Link to full text (PDF) of Forum on Crime and Society, Vol. 1, no. 2, 2001, containing my article on the conceptual history of organized crime, added.

3 December 2003
Link to Bill Tupman's webpages added.
List of publications and presentations updated.

19 November 2003
Link to website of TraCCC Georgia corrected.
Croatian definition of organized crime added.

1 November 2003
Link to website of investigative journalist Jürgen Roth added.

17 October 2003
Review of book on synthetic drugs markets in Amsterdam, Barcelona and Turin added.

2 October 2003
Paper on trust and organized crime added.

1 October 2003
Definition of organized crime by Salerno and Tompkins (1969) added.

28 September 2003
Review of Meyer Lansky biography by R. Lacey added.

23 September 2003
Review of book by G. Pearson and D. Hobbs on drug trade in the UK added.

21 September 2003
Paper on the use of models in the study of organized crime added.
Publications list updated.

7 September 2003
Links updated, some dead links removed.
Publications list updated.

18 August 2003
Link to online course on organized crime, taught at Ryerson University, Canada, added.

1 August 2003
Review of book by R.T. Naylor on global illicit economy (Wages of Crime) added.

23 July 2003
Book announcement (van Duyne et al. (eds.), Criminal Finances and Organising Crime in Europe, Nijmegen 2003) added.
List of publications updated.

22 July 2003
Definition of organized crime from India (Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, 1999) added.

1 July 2003
Definition of organized crime from 1983 by Peter Lupsha added.
Some suggestions for further reading in various reviews added.

11 May 2003
Definition of Organized Crime by Council of Europe added.

4 May 2003
Link to UNICRI website added.

6 April 2003
Review (in German) of book by Norman Braun et al. (also in German) on drug markets in Switzerland added.

21 March 2003
Link to International Organization for Migration (IOM) website added.

19 February 2003
Review of book by Lee Bernstein on organized crime debate in the U.S. during the 1950s and early 1960s added.

27 January 2003
Review of book by Damián Zaitch on Colombian drug traffickers added.

24 November 2002
Review (in German) of book by Claudio Besozzi on illegal markets (also in German) added.

20 November 2002
Paper on trust in criminal relations added.

10 November 2002
Outdated (!) definition of organized crime by the British Home Office/NCIS added.

1 November 2002
Review of Howard Marks, Mr. Nice, (autobiography of drug trafficker) added.
Link to StolenCarReports.com added.

27 October 2002
Paper on assessing organized crime in Germany added.
List of publications and presentations updated.

30 September 2002
Announcement of book on cross-border crime added.

25 September 2002
Definition from Encyclopaedia Britannica added.

11 September 2002
Links to CIROC and to Georgian Institute of Legal Reform added.
Review of Joe Griffin book on the FBI's fight against the Buffalo and Cleveland Cosa Nostra families added.

1 September 2002
Link to Mafia-International site added; dead links to Italian Mob and Global Mafia sites removed.

11 August 2002
OC-Definitions from Australia and Belgium added.

1 July 2002
Link to Research Group Drug Policy, Criminal Policy and International Crime at Ghent University, Belgium, added.

25 June 2002:
Review of Mustain and Capeci book on Roy DeMeo crew (New York Cosa Nostra) added.

7 April 2002:
English review of Cañon book on Pablo Escobar added.

2 April 2002:
OC-definition by Samuel Porteous added.

12 March 2002
Review of Woodiwiss, Organized Crime and American Power, added.

31 Januar 2002
Link to ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime website added.

20 Januar 2002
Review of Black/Vander Beken, Reporting on Organised Crime, added.

15 Januar 2002
Link to OC Agency of British Columbia added.

3 December 2001
English review of Roth, "Der Oligarch" (The Oligarch), added.

11 November 2001
Review of van Duyne et al., "Financial Investigation of Crime", added.

24 October 2001:
Link to ICSP Prague added.

28 September 2001:
Review of Finckenauer/Voronin book on Russian organized crime added.

19 September 2001:
Paper on research project on cigarette black market added.


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