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Bolivia has increased the national limit for legal coca cultivation from 12,000 to 22,000 hectares. But will increased cultivation fuel the illegal cocaine trade?

In March, Bolivian President Evo Morales signed into law...

In July 2016, the UNODC and the governments of Peru, Bolivia and...

Late in 2013 the UK underwent a third major organisational overhaul to further re-invigorate its countering of serious and organised crime. Most far-ranging concerns boil down to the targeting of threats and towards the prioritisation of tasks, in particular the understanding of when, where and...

Transnational smuggling routes throughout Central Asia are not a new problem: the region has served for centuries as a vast transit hub for both legal and illicit trade to Europe and the Middle East.

More recently, China’s new transnational...

With growing evidence pointing to convergence in criminal activities, and the emergence of fluid criminal networks with transient membership, it is time to consider whether the UK’s approach to tackling organised crime is suitably matched to the threats it faces.

In 2014 the...

The 22nd meeting of the Anti-Drug Trafficking Task Force was held at the SELEC Headquarters in Bucharest, during 14-15 of June 2016. In the constant effort to strengthen the regional cooperation, the event was jointly organized with Priority Area 11 “Security” of the European Strategy for the...

The US Congress Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, the so-called ‘Helsinki Commission’ has worked in Washington since 1976 to monitor compliance with the 1975...

Michael Woodiwiss researches organised crime and organised crime control, in particular the conceptualisation of organised crime, and has collaborated with many of the world’s leading academics in the area. He has published papers and reviewed books in many journals and has been published...

Stuart Kirby is a Professor in Policing and Criminal Investigation at the UCLan. His first career was as a Lancashire Police Officer, retiring as Detective Chief Superintendent, with responsibility for Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime (amongst other specialist areas).

Since leaving...

Tim Hall is a social scientist with a background in human geography and criminology. He is interested in the relationships between globalisation and crime and has pioneered the application of perspectives from economic geography to the study of organised crime. He has published papers on these...

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