- Defining organized crime
- Definition in the Organized Crime Convention
- Similarities and differences between organized crime and other forms of crime
- Activities, organization and composition of organized criminal groups
Published in April 2018
Regional Perspective: Eastern and Southern Africa - added in April 2020
This module is a resource for lecturers
This section provides a list of (partly open access) materials that the lecturer could ask the students to read before taking a class based on this Module.
- Article 1. Statement of Purpose
- Article 2. Use of Terms
- Article 3. Scope of Application
- Use of terms
- Scope of Application
- Protection of sovereignty
- Finckenauer, James O. (2005). Problems of Definition: What is Organized Crime? Trends in Organized Crime, vol. 8, 63-83.
- Van de Bunt, Henk, Siegel, Dina, and Zaitch, Damián (2014). The Social Embeddedness of Organized Crime. The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Paoli, Letizia and Tom Vander Beken 2014. Organized Crime: A Contested Concept. In L. Paoli (ed.), Oxford Handbook on Organised Crime. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (2012). Section " The Importance of Territorial Groups in Central America" (pp. 21-31), in Transnational Organized Crime in Central America and the Caribbean: A Threat Assessment. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Vienna: UNODC.
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (2010). The Globalization of Crime: A Transnational Organized Crime Threat Assessment. Vienna: UNODC.