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NCJ Number: 207797 Find in a Library
Title: Counter Effectively Organized Crime Involvement In Irregular Migration, People Smuggling and Human Trafficking from the East: Europe's Challenges Today (From Organised Crime, Trafficking, Drugs: Selected Papers Presented at the Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Helsinki 2003,
Author(s): Robert Oberloher
Corporate Author: United Nations European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI)
Date Published: 2004
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Academic Bookstore
FIN-00101 Helsinki, Finland
Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
Monsey, NY 10952
United Nations European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI)
Helsinki 00531, Finland
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
P.O. Box 249
Monsey, NY 10952
United States of America

Academic Bookstore
P.O. Box 128
FIN-00101 Helsinki,
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: Finland
Annotation: This paper examines organized crime’s involvement in illegal migration, people smuggling, and human trafficking, specifically from the Balkan and Baltic areas of Central and Western Europe.
Abstract: In Europe, there has become a growing connection between illegal migration, people smuggling, and human trafficking and organized crime (OC). The corruption and infiltration of organized crime in these areas has become a concern, especially the people smuggling and organized human trafficking from the Balkan and Baltic areas of Russia to Central and Western Europe. These regions play an important role, in that they are considered major routes and areas of active crime syndicates. Some of the favorite destination points from these eastern routes are Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Eastern and Southeastern European OC syndicates are reported to be increasingly involved in smuggling of persons and trafficking in human beings, especially for sexual exploitation. Primary routes for smuggling drugs and people to Europe follow important migration and trade routes. With the complexity of the existing OC network structures, there is a global consensus of the need for some type of action. To address this complex issue, initiatives will require a lot of time, a multi-level strategy, and cooperation among an interdisciplinary spectrum of key actors.
Main Term(s): Organized crime
Index Term(s): Eastern Europe; Europe; Immigration offenses; Organized crime prevention; Prostitution; Smuggling/Trafficking
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