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A world fit for money laundering: The Atlantic alliance’s undermining of organized crime control (2020)
Journal Article
Young, M. A., & Woodiwiss, M. (in press). A world fit for money laundering: The Atlantic alliance’s undermining of organized crime control. Trends in Organized Crime, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12117-020-09386-8

This is the untold history of how prominent civil servants in the UK tailored US-devised anti-money laundering (AML) policies in ways that suited the needs of Britain’s financial services industry. In the aftermath of these initial compromises in 198... Read More about A world fit for money laundering: The Atlantic alliance’s undermining of organized crime control.

Organised crime and security threats in Caribbean Small Island Developing States: A Critical analysis of US assumptions and policies (2019)
Journal Article
Young, M., & Woodiwiss, M. (2019). Organised crime and security threats in Caribbean Small Island Developing States: A Critical analysis of US assumptions and policies. European Review of Organised Crime, 5(1), 85-117

The prevailing attitude of international legal institutions is that drug trafficking remains a dominant organised crime, which presents a major security threat to all nations, including the US. While US assumptions and policies on organised crime and... Read More about Organised crime and security threats in Caribbean Small Island Developing States: A Critical analysis of US assumptions and policies.

Policy brief for law enforcement and policy making agencies in Jamaica May 2018: Organized crime control in Jamaica: A small island country’s dilemma (2018)
Report
Young, M. A., & Woodiwiss, M. (2018). Policy brief for law enforcement and policy making agencies in Jamaica May 2018: Organized crime control in Jamaica: A small island country’s dilemma

Re-conceptualising organized crime control in Jamaica requires an evidence informed strategy which must be more suited to local conditions and variations than the present structure. Jamaica, like other indebted countries, has reduced tariff revenu... Read More about Policy brief for law enforcement and policy making agencies in Jamaica May 2018: Organized crime control in Jamaica: A small island country’s dilemma.

“Going down the glocal”: Wildlife crime in Vietnam (2017)
Journal Article
Young, M. A. (2017). “Going down the glocal”: Wildlife crime in Vietnam. European Review of Organised Crime, 4(1), 54-83

The prevailing attitude of global law enforcement authorities combined with media hyperbole perpetuates the assumption that the illegal wildlife trade has a synchronic relationship with organised crime and additionally generates huge profits for the... Read More about “Going down the glocal”: Wildlife crime in Vietnam.

Western hypocrisy and the never changing face of financial secrecy jurisdictions: Burying the 1975 UN agenda (2016)
Journal Article
Young, M. A. (2017). Western hypocrisy and the never changing face of financial secrecy jurisdictions: Burying the 1975 UN agenda. European Law Review, 11-13

In 1975, the characteristics of new and emerging forms of organized crime aptly described those ingredients which in the present day, are directly attributable as enabling criminal money management, in Britain’s Overseas Territories and Crown Depend... Read More about Western hypocrisy and the never changing face of financial secrecy jurisdictions: Burying the 1975 UN agenda.

Financial transparency in Britain’s secrecy jurisdictions has just got a whole lot murkier following the UK’s decision to leave the EU (2016)
Journal Article
Young, M. A. (2016). Financial transparency in Britain’s secrecy jurisdictions has just got a whole lot murkier following the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, 31(11), 583-586

In light of recent political events, this commentary aims to provoke and promote a discussion concerning the effect of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, on its ability to regulate financial crime in the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies wh... Read More about Financial transparency in Britain’s secrecy jurisdictions has just got a whole lot murkier following the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

Background and Current Status of FATCA (2016)
Book Chapter
Byrnes, W., Munro, R., & Young, M. A. (2016). Background and Current Status of FATCA. In R. Munro, & W. Byrnes (Eds.), LexisNexis® Guide to FATCA Compliance, 1-119. LexisNexis

The LexisNexis® Guide to FATCA Compliance provides a framework for meaningful interactions among enterprise stakeholders, and between the FATCA Compliance Officer and the FATCA advisors/vendors. Analysis of the complicated regulations, recognition of... Read More about Background and Current Status of FATCA.

The dark figure of money laundering: Editorial for the Journal of Financial Crime (2015)
Journal Article
Young, M. A. (2015). The dark figure of money laundering: Editorial for the Journal of Financial Crime. Journal of Financial Crime, 22(4), 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFC-07-2015-0035

The dark figure of crime is concerned with the unrecorded crime or the unreported offence that has gone unnoticed by the police and statistics. As a component of the dark figure of crime, the difficulty in generating real life statistics for money la... Read More about The dark figure of money laundering: Editorial for the Journal of Financial Crime.

Editorial: Setting the scene: The HSBC banking scandal (2015)
Journal Article
Young, M. A. (2015). Editorial: Setting the scene: The HSBC banking scandal. Company Lawyer, 36(8), 229-230

At the beginning of February 2015, the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp—or HSBC, as it is more widely known—was exposed by an international collaboration of news outlets and investigative journalists as a bank which assists transnational organised... Read More about Editorial: Setting the scene: The HSBC banking scandal.

Transnational organised crime monthly briefing, March 2015: Spotlight on Polar regions: US Coast Guard announces extra measures to protect Polar regions as it repositions to Western Hemisphere and Arctic (2015)
Journal Article
Young, M. A. (2015). Transnational organised crime monthly briefing, March 2015: Spotlight on Polar regions: US Coast Guard announces extra measures to protect Polar regions as it repositions to Western Hemisphere and Arctic

Open Briefing: Postings on Transnational Organised Crime.

The use of anti-money laundering legislation to combat child trafficking in Nigeria (2014)
Journal Article
Young, M. A. (2014). The use of anti-money laundering legislation to combat child trafficking in Nigeria

According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), ‘[t]he trafficking of children for the purpose of domestic service, prostitution and other forms of exploitative labour is a widespread phenomenon in Nigeria’.[1] Furthermore, UNICEF considers... Read More about The use of anti-money laundering legislation to combat child trafficking in Nigeria.


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