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NCJ Number: 212554 Find in a Library
Title: Balancing Financial Threats and Legal Interests in Money-Laundering Policy
Journal: Crime, Law and Social Change  Volume:43  Issue:2-3  Dated:2005  Pages:117-147
Author(s): Petrus C. Van Duyne; Marc S. Groenhuusen; A.A.P. Schudelaro
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 31
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper examines the global anti-money laundering policy from the perspective of imbalance, comparing anti-money laundering policy with computer crime policy to clarify that anticipating threats from new forms of crime can proceed in a controlled, well-balanced fashion.
Abstract: The fight against money laundering has been energetically introduced and developed into a global enforcement command. The policy areas of laundering and crime-money (criminally acquired assets) and computer crime are both relatively new. The anti-laundering policy is originally based on concerns about dangers stemming from organized crime. In law enforcement, various interests are at stake which requires a mutual balancing, such as protection against criminally inflicted harm. This paper reviews and compares the ways the policies in the two areas (money laundering and computer crime) evolved, and considers their foundations and the requirements of equity. The paper describes some aspects, aims, and evidence about the development of both policy areas starting with crime-money and its laundering. References
Main Term(s): Money laundering
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Comparative criminology; Criminal justice system policy; Organized crime; Organized crime prevention; Policy analysis; White collar crime
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