Extortion in the United Kingdom

Bonino, Stefano (2016) Extortion in the United Kingdom. In: Extortion Racketeering in the EU: Vulnerability Factors. Center for the Study of Democracy, Sofia, pp. 325-345. ISBN 9789544772758

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Abstract

Extortion racketeering has been long pointed out as the “defining activity of organised crime” (Konrad & Skaperdas, 1998). Although in recent years this crime has not been among the top listed organised crime threats in the strategic EU policy documents, it still remains ever present in European countries. The seriousness of the phenomenon has been recognised at the EU level and the crime has been listed in a number of EU legal acts in the field of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters.

In this section of the report, Dr Bonino discusses the legal status of extortion in the UK and the specifics of organised crime in that country.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L300 Sociology
L400 Social Policy
M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Stefano Bonino
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 08:58
Last Modified: 26 May 2017 05:14
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27099

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