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Evaluating the control of money laundering and its underlying offences: the search for meaningful data

Levi, Michael 2020. Evaluating the control of money laundering and its underlying offences: the search for meaningful data. Asian Journal of Criminology 15 , pp. 301-320. 10.1007/s11417-020-09319-y

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Abstract

This article examines the political and criminological history of anti-money controls, including the involvement of Asian countries and the varied motivations and interests engaged. It goes on to review where empirical evidence has been used and can be used in fighting the financial components of underlying crimes, examining the denotation of the problem(s) we are supposed to be fighting—money laundering as an evil in itself and/or the underlying crimes which give rise to it; estimates of the size and harmfulness of the problems and identifies any improvements/emerging problems in the assessment of money laundering. It concludes with some reflections on assessing policy effectiveness and the need for greater engagement by criminologists and other social scientists in this process.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Additional Information: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISSN: 1871-0131
Funders: ESRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 18 June 2020
Date of Acceptance: 6 May 2020
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2020 11:32
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/132588

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