Legitimate Organizations as Lock Between Legal and Illegal Around Transnational Crime

Edgar Tijhuis, NSCR

ABSTRACT
Transnational crime often involves an interface between criminals and so-called legitimate actors. This poster deals with a particular variation of this interface. Sometimes, legitimate organizations may literally act as interface between legal and illegal. This means that transnational activities are either legalized or criminalized by passing through these organizations. Organizations thus act as lock between legal and illegal. In this poster presentation, the so-called Lock-Model is described with its two submodels. These models were developed in the ongoing Ph.D. study into interfaces between legal and illegal actors in transnational crime.

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Updated 05/20/2006