Balkan Criminology and the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime jointly organised a scientific panel at the 2020 conference of the European Society of Criminology on the topic of organised crime, corruption and criminal state capture in Southeast Europe. On September 11th between 13,00 and 14,15 prominent scholars and renown experts have discussed most recent findings on and innovative approaches to organised crime and its research. For further conference information check out the ESC 2020 webpage.
The panel was chaired by Anna-Maria Getos Kalac, Head of Balkan Criminology and hosted by the corresponding ESC Working Group, whereas the following topics were discussed:
- Organised Crime & Criminal State Capture – Connecting the Dots Between News Headlines, Indictments and Scientific Research (Anna-Maria Getos Kalac, Balkan Criminology, Zagreb University’s Faculty of Law in coop. with Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime)
- Hotspots of Organized Crime in the Western Balkans (Fabian Zhilla and Walter Kemp, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime)
- Main Challenges of Organized Crime and Corruption in the Western Balkans (Ugljesa Zvekic, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime)
- Corruption and Anti-Corruption in the Western Balkans (Suncana Roksandic, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime/Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb)
We invite all interested scholars and practitioners to join the discussion in a combined effort to broaden our knowledge on the threats of organised crime in the Balkans, so that we may hopefully contribute to its better understanding as a precondition to its prevention and repression.
For more information regarding this topic please see:
The Wilton Park Regional Conference Report
Hotspots of Organized Crime in the Western Balkans: Local vulnerabilities in a regional context
Transnational Tentacles: Global Hotspots of Balkan Organized Crime