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The criminal smoke of tobacco policy making. Cigarette smuggling in Europe. Petrus C. van Duyne and Georgios A. Antonopoulos (eds.), Wolf Legal Publishers, 2011, Nijmegen (NETH), 234 pages, Shipping Weight: 510 gram, ISBN (softcover) : 9780905850476
Duyne, Petrus C. van; Antonopoulos, Georgios A.

you can order this volume as an e-book at http://www.bol.com/nl/p/engelse-boeken/the-criminal-smoke-of-tobacco-policy-making/9200000001608606/index.html

While the authorities were worrying about the ‘globalisation of organisedcrime’, mainly concerning drugs and human trafficking, a new crime-marketdeveloped: the illegal cigarette trade. As had happened so often in the historyof law enforcement, it was fully created by the authorities themselves by interferingin basic capitalist relationships of customers reacting to prices andtraders to profits. To discourage consumers’ tobacco consumption, the taxeswere heavily increased, creating the illegal profit margin for those who succeeded to dodge this ‘price-wedge’. It took some time before the EU-authorities discovered that a new market for organising criminals has come into being, allof their own making. The illegal cigarette market is extensive, cross-border, serving more customersthan the whole drug market, and still has attracted the attention of only a handfulexpert researchers who explored this criminal phenomenon in the last decade. In order to make their innovating research reports, spread over variousother books and professional journals, better available, this special edition of the Cross-border Crime Colloquium brings their publications together. They provide insight into the working of this crime-market: the traffickers, the waysthey organise, the customers, the law enforcement reactions and all this togetherthe shaping of a new crime-market, which is still unfolding dynamically.
   

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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.
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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