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Author Siegel, Dina, author

Title Mobile banditry : East and Central European itinerant criminal groups in the Netherlands / Dina Siegel ; in collaboration with Rosa Koenraadt [and three others]
Published Hague, Netherlands : Eleven International Publishing, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (152 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Contents Cover; Title Page; Preface and acknowledgements; Contents; 1 Introduction; a. Mobile banditry in the Netherlands?; b. Police reports; c. Media reports; d. Academic research; e. The current research; f. Research methods; 2 Itinerant criminal gangs:past and present; a. Mobile banditry -- historical background; a.1 East and Central Europe; a.2 The Netherlands; b. Organised crime after the fall of communism; b.1 The transition period; b.2 EU expansion -- policy and consequences; 3 Mobile banditry as a 'new form' of organised crime; a. Organised crime or adventurers?; b. Perpetrator groups
C. Targets and crimesd. Modus operandi; e. Mobility, accommodation and duration of stay; 4 Criminal markets -- where are the stolen goods?; a. The commissioning parties; b. The role of markets in the Netherlands; c. Further Eastward; Conclusion; 5 Why do they come to the Netherlands?; a. Escape from poverty; b. 'Naive Dutch people'; c. Dutch prisons and sentencing; Conclusion; 6 Approaches to combating mobile banditry; a. In the European Union; b. In the Netherlands; c. In East and Central Europe; Conclusions; 7 Conclusions; References; Appendix I: Interviews Research mobile banditry
Summary Europe is increasingly being plagued by itinerant crime groups, a trend also known as 'mobile banditry.' Even though the phenomenon of mobile banditry has existed in Europe for centuries, in recent years great concern has risen about the increase in the number of gangs from East and Central Europe who have been committing various types of crimes in West European countries. This book provides an explanation and analysis of the historical, political, economic, and cultural backgrounds of the phenomenon 'itinerant criminal gangs' from the following perspectives: a) the lessons learned from compar
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed March 24, 2014)
Subject Criminal behavior -- Social aspects -- Europe.
Criminals -- Social networks.
Transnational crime -- Europe.
Form Electronic book
Author Koenraadt, Rosa, contributor
ISBN 9460949487 (e-book)
9460949487 (electronic bk.)
9789460949487 (e-book)
9789460949487 (electronic bk.)