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It’s not illegal, it’s just immoral? The relationship between organised crime and the upper-world

Young, Mary Alice


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Mary Young
Associate Professor in Law


Organised crime is an economic enterprise, indeed Sellin observed just such a point in 1963 (Sellin, 1963). The symmetries with successful legitimate organisations are uncanny. Organised crime and upper-world business ventures have profit at their core. Increasing income and minimising losses are a key part of the money management for both types of organisation. The ability to diversify incomes by dipping in and out of various trades to sustain the business is also a commonality between both the licit and illegal business venture.

Journal Article Type Editorial
Acceptance Date Mar 27, 2021
Online Publication Date Aug 5, 2021
Publication Date Aug 3, 2021
Deposit Date Feb 19, 2022
Journal Journal of Financial Crime
Print ISSN 1359-0790
Electronic ISSN 1758-7239
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 28
Issue 3
Pages 629-631
Series ISSN 1359-0790
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