The Department of Sociology & the Extra-Legal Governance Institute

Seminar

 

Understanding and Responding to Organized Crime

 

20 February 2015, 13.00-17.45 pm,

Manor Road Building, Seminar Room A

 

 

Session 1: 13.00-14.30: Understanding Organized Crime: what it is and what it does

 

Chair: Professor Julian Roberts, University of Oxford

 

Speakers:

 

Professor Federico Varese (University of Oxford): Defining Organized Crime

              

Professor Edward Kleemans (VU University Amsterdam): Organized Crime, Transit Crime, and Racketeering

 

Discussant: Professor Peter Reuter (University of Maryland)

 

 

Session 2: 14:30-16.00: Responding to Organized Crime: Confiscation of Illegal Assets

 

Chair: Dr. Paolo Campana, University of Cambridge

 

Speakers:

 

Dr Antonio Balsamo (Caltanisetta Tribunal): Asset confiscation in Comparative Perspective

 

Dr Emanuela Pugliese (Direzione nazionale Antimafia) A new tool to go after criminal assets

 

Professor Carmelo Provenzano (University of Enna): What happens to firms after their assets have been confiscated?  

 

Discussant: Johan Boucht (University of Oslo)

 

 

 

Coffee Break 16.00-16.15 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Session 3: 16.15-17.45: Comparative perspectives in the fight against organized crimes

 

Chair: Federico Varese (Oxford University)

 

Professor Ivan Kleimenov (Department of the Constitutional foundations of Criminal Justice, Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation): Economic crime in Russia: Current Developments and the fight against it

 

Dr Rebecca Wong (City University of Hong Kong): The fight against trafficking in Hong Kong and China

 

Discussant: Edward Kleemans (VU University Amsterdam)

 

 

 

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