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19 September 2018 | 64
Announcement 2019 Colloquium in Utrecht, the Netherlands

The 20th Cross-border Crime Colloquium will be hosted by the
Willem Pompe Institute, Utrecht, the Netherlands on in June 2019

Cross-border Crime: twenty years by hindsight and foresight

suggested topics:

  • What happened and will happen to Organised Crime in 20 years?
  • Criminal trends in Europe: backwards and forwards.
  • East and West in organised crime: what came true?
  • Anti-foreign corruption legislation: what are the effects?
  • Cybercrime from the present to the future
  • Aging Europe and crime: victimised by Big Pharma and grandchildren
  • Where did all the crime-money go to in the past decades?
  • The Laundromat in the Visigrad countries
  • Past and future of the European drug policy and criminality
  • Migration and crime from south to north and east to west
  • Corruption: still a threat?
  • European threat analysis: use and nonsense

Click here for the (draft) program

Call for Papers

Participation in the Colloquium is free of charge. The hosting institution invites contributors presenting a paper to the welcome dinner at the eve of the event and offers them accommodation (bed & breakfast) for two nights. Lunch, dinner and refreshments will be provided to all attendees. Travel expenses have to be paid for by the participants.

Those interested in participating in the Colloquium are invited to submit a title and 200 word abstract before 15 December 2018 to the coordinators mentioned above. Participants are expected to submit their papers for publication in the Colloquium book series. Papers will be reviewed by the Editorial Board. More in-formation on the Cross-border Crime Colloquium book series is available at http://www.cross-border-crime.net/ For information, please contact
Prof. Dr. Dina Siegel-Rozenblit, D: Dina.S@uu.nl Prof. Dr. Petrus C. van Duyne: P.vanduyne@uu.nl Dr. Benny van der Vorm: b.vandervorm@uu.nl

20 September 2018 | 65
19 years of leading the troops form the front!

The annual Cross-Border-Crime Colloquium has been held 19 times now and the editors are working hard to get the 19th publication ready for press in time.

Throughout the past 19 years attendees have always been enthusiastic contributors of presentations and papers to be published in a volume that steadily follows within a year after the last colloquium. We would like to take the opportunity to say thanks to all of those who presented at and wrote for the colloquium.

Despite all the enthusiasm, of both authors and editors, it sometimes requires a more authoritative leader figure ;) to make sure all papers are submitted in time and revisions are made before the pressing deadlines dictated by the publisher and next year`s colloquium.

Petrus C. van Duyne has been the driving force behind (more than) 19 years of colloquia. He made the colloquia possible by organising them, presenting and co-presenting, contributing as author, co-author and editor-in-chief and chief-whip. By doing so, he provided a platform for both young academic talent to meet with seasoned experts in the field, to present research findings to an expert audience and share it with the wider world through the colloquium publications.

So, thank you Petrus! You have been a true General, leading the troops from the front!

The Cross-border Crime Colloquium Associates

19 September 2018 | 63
Now available for ordering: The Janus-faces of cross-border-crime in Europe

Now available for ordering: The Janus-faces of cross-border-crime in Europe
Petrus C. van Duyne, Tomáš Strémy, Jackie H. Harvey, Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Klaus von Lampe (eds.), Eleven Publishing 2018 Portland (US),ISBN: 978‐94‐6236‐871‐2 (348 pages)

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Europe is changing rapidly, which may also have a bearing on its criminal landscape. This does not mean that all sorts of new crime are emerging: a large part of the crimes remains pro t-oriented and is committed by known modus operandi.  at is the old face of crime. Amidst the traditional landscape new faces of crime can be identified.  The internet is such a new face which emerges among others in the sex industry. This is as old as the human race, with all the related abuses and exploitation. But the internet gives it also a new face because of its broad reach and related opportunities, negative as well as positive.  is volume provides other examples of this two-faced Janus head of crime. Old criminal trades, such as the illegal cigarette market, synthetic drugs and criminal exploitation of human labour, but also new criminal specialisations, new professional and industrial skills developed by ‘old’ ethnic minorities on various crime markets in central Europe. Meanwhile, the on-going illegal migrations continue to exert their influence on the perception of crime: while the actual prevalence of most types of crime decreases, fear of crime continues to increase.  The  flow of migrants is unrelated to this outcome but it impacts nevertheless on the perception of crime.  is volume of the 18th Cross-border Crime Colloquium, held in Bratislava in thespring of 2017, contains the peer-reviewed contributions of 22 European experts and up-and-coming researchers. Their chapters cover a broad  eld of crime in which the double faced Janus head can be discerned: illegal migrants, criminal markets, corruption, money laundering and organised crime, highlighting many new aspects.

Photos from the Bratislava colloquium

25 October 2017 | 61
Another volume now available as free download!

The relativity of wrongdoing: Corruption, organised crime, fraud and money laundering in perspective
Petrus C. van Duyne, Almir Maljevic, Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Jackie Harvey, Klaus von Lampe (eds.)Wolf Legal Publishers 2015 Nijmegen (NETH),ISBN: 978-94-6240-228-7 (374 pages)

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When we look back at the past decades of crime and criminal policy development, a substantial part of which – 15 years – is covered by the Cross-border Crime Colloquium Volumes, one cannot avoid a feeling of relativity: within a lifetime some moral and criminal issues have changed from ‘threat’ to ‘acceptable’ or the other way round, or are only nominally maintained but their urgency has become diluted or ‘bleached’. One may call this relativity the ‘wink of history’. Naturally much depends on the subject at stake: moral relativity does not always express itself unambiguously as there are so many shades between black and white. The criminological issues of this volume which covers a range of criminal manifestations, from corruption, organised crime in post conflict regions, cigarette smuggling, money laundering, fraud and their supervisory bodies, can be represented as a kind of ‘relativity parade’, analogous to the Gay Pride Parade. In this volume it is called the ‘Moral Relativity Pride Parade’ and it is this lens through which we address this diversity of subjects. Depicting the elaborated themes as a parade of Moral Relativity Floats with a challenging crew of participants, does not hide the fact that there is also much policy making moral duplicity presented with no tinge of ‘relativity’ but dressed in the cloths of moral rectitude. For example: toughon-(organised) crime legislation neglecting basic principles of criminal law safeguards; crying wolf against certain forms of organised crime when the real issue is poverty; supervisory structures which look more like a bad marriage relationship between supervisors and the supervised actors than addressing the (money laundering) problem in the real life; or prioritising a concern like EU fraud while installing an European agency as a toothless watchdog. This fourteenth volume of the Cross-border Crime Colloquium, an institution which stimulates a critical discourse on crime and crimecontrol in Europe and beyond, contains the peer-reviewed critical and innovative contributions of 23 international experts. The chapters are based on empirical data or critical theorising and highlight new aspects of these fields.

19 September 2018 | 62
Now available for ordering: Corruption, Greed, Crime and Money

Now available for ordering: Corruption, greed and crime-money. Sleaze and shady economy in Europe and beyond.
Petrus C. van Duyne, Jackie H. Harvey, Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Klaus von Lampe, Almiol Maljevic, Ana Markina (eds.), Wolf Legal Publishers 2017 Nijmegen (NETH), ISBN: 978-94-6240-128-0 (414 pages)

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Corruption, economic and organised crime continues to affect European society as anywhere in the world. It seeps through every crack of the structures of civil society: whether it concerns trade and industry, the public administration or the governments. This is not an outside threat against which society can defend itself by establishing more defence mechanisms. It originates from within as the driving force - greed - is not an outside driver. It manifests itself in perverse reward systems within enterprises, disinterested governments, ill-considered law enforcement policies, greedy power games of authorities, or the still prevalent lenient approach to white collar crime. Within these institutional weaknesses one must always search for actors of flesh and blood: from captains of industry to the street cop; from the power builders in board rooms to the clerk at his desk. At all levels greed satisfaction through corrupt rent seeking contributes to a weakening of our social fabric. This is not a very surprising observation. Basically it is the same old song: retrospectively humans remain true to themselves in manifesting the same basic greedy criminal conduct over time and space. One would almost resign to such a tedious story, if it were not for the good message: one always finds counter-movements working against such abuses. Whether and to what extent such counter-movements are coherent and cost-effective is difficult to judge, though all these lofty intentions must be followed with a critical eye. The crime-money hunt has a quarter-century history by now, but the crime-monies still abound; all new EU Member States have Anti Corruption Agencies, but corruption continues to be rampant in those countries; the financial sector has been turned inside out, but old habits have returned. This thirteenth volume of the Cross-border Crime Colloquium, a mainstay in the critical discourse on crime and crime-control in Europe, contains the peer-reviewed contributions of 27 international experts shedding light on the wide range of topics related to greed and crime: corruption, money laundering, underground economy and criminal financial policy. The chapters are based on empirical data or critical theorising and highlight new aspects of this field.

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The Cross-Border Crime Colloquium is an annual event since 1999. It brings together experts on international organised (economic) crime to discuss the latest developments in empirical research, legislation and law enforcement, with a special geographical focus on Western, Central, and Eastern Europe. The Colloquia aim at building bridges in three respects: between East and West Europe, between scholars and practitioners, and between old and young.
2019Utrecht, the Netherlands
2018Kharkiv, Ukraine
2017Bratislava, Slovakia
2016Newcastle, United Kingdom
2015Prague, Czech Republic
2014Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzeg.
2013Cambridge, United Kingdom
2012Manchester, United Kingdom
2011Tilburg, The Netherlands
2009Ghent, Belgium
2008Beograd, Serbia
2007Prague, Czech Republic
2006Tallinn, Estonia
2005Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzeg.
2004Berlin, Germany
2003Ainring, Germany
2002Ljubljana, Slovenia
2001Bratislava, Slovakia
2000Budapest, Hungary
1999Prague, Czech Republic

The next Colloquium will be held in Newcastle, United Kingdom. For information, please contact For information, please contact
Prof. Dr. Petrus C. van Duyne: p.vanduyne@uu.nl
Professor Jackie Harvey: Jackie.Harvey@northumbria.ac.uk
Prof. Georgios A. Antonopoulos: G.Antonopoulos@tees.ac.uk

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