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NCJ Number: 212002 
Title: Organised Crime in the Czech Republic III 2000-2003 (From Selected Results of Research Activities of ICSP in the Years 2002-2004, P 6-20, 2005, Zdenek Karabec and Miroslav Scheinost, eds., --See NCJ-212001)
Author(s): Martin Cejp PhDr; Vladimir Baloun JUDr.; Zdenek Karabec JUDr; Alena Maresova PhDr; Miroslav Scheinost PhDr; Ivana Travnickova PhDr; Karla Trdlicova CSc.
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Institute of Criminology and Social Prevention
150 21 Prague 5, Czech Republic
Sale Source: Institute of Criminology and Social Prevention
Namesti 14, rijna 12
150 21 Prague 5,
Czech Republic
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Country: Czech Republic
Annotation: This article describes research findings on organized crime in the Czech Republic.
Abstract: Organized crime represents one of the most serious security threats facing the world today. Organized crime in the Czech Republic did not become a well-known problem until the mid-1990s, largely due to the initiatives of the international community against organized criminal activities. Legislative changes introduced in the Czech Republic since 1995 are reviewed and the challenges of conducting criminological research on organized crime are enumerated. The authors describe their research project, which was designed to learn more about the characteristics of organized crime and organized criminal groups operating in the Czech Republic during the period 200 through 2003. Data under analysis included official crime statistics and expert reports. The findings indicate that around 50 to 70 organized criminal groups operate in the Czech Republic with approximately 2,000 members altogether. Organized criminal activities in the Czech Republic largely consist of motor vehicle theft, drug smuggling and distribution, and resale of stolen goods. Other characteristics of organized crime and organized criminals are presented before the authors outline their research plans for the period 2004 through 2007, which involve the examination of corruption and terrorism as serious forms of organized crime.
Main Term(s): Czech Republic; Organized crime
Index Term(s): Offense characteristics; Research programs
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