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New Types of Crime: Proceedings of the International Seminar Held in Connection with HEUNI's Thirtieth Anniversary Helsinki 20 October 2011

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Matti Joutsen
Date Published
155 pages
This publication contains 17 papers by international experts presented at an international seminar held on October 20, 2011, to examine new types of crime, with attention to trafficking in persons, corruption (abuse of power), and economic crime, along with the issues in the collection of data on new types of crime.
Five papers address issues related to trafficking in persons. One paper considers the policy implications of countering human trafficking under laws that prohibit forced labor, followed by a paper that develops a criminological perspective on labor exploitation. A third paper considers whether or not "berry pickers" should be considered victims of human trafficking; and a fourth paper analyzes monitoring efforts used in countering human trafficking. A paper on human trafficking for the purpose of organ removal focuses on recent developments in the Netherlands and related developments in international regulations. Six papers consider issues in public corruption and economic crime. One paper considers whether organized crime and public corruption should be viewed as the two most serious problems in the world. This is followed by a paper that explains Sweden's new penal provisions on bribery. A third paper reports on an empirical study of corruption in Hungary from the perspective of Finnish Investors. Legislation and practice related to the offense of corruption in China is discussed in another paper. The other two papers on corruption and economic crime address measurement issues for crimes related to "globalization" and Russian police reform in meeting new crime challenges. Six papers on the collection of crime data feature data collection on new crime types, ways to improve the international comparability of crime statistics, the collection of data on hate crimes, and making policy based on crime data.