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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. (2021). A world fit for money laundering: The Atlantic alliance’s undermining of organized crime control. Trends in Organized Crime, 24(1), 70-95. 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.

Underworld as servant and smokescreen: Crimes of the Powerful and the evolution of organized crime control (2018)
Book Chapter
Woodiwiss, M. (2018). Underworld as servant and smokescreen: Crimes of the Powerful and the evolution of organized crime control. In S. Bittle, L. Snider, S. Tombs, & D. Whyte (Eds.), Revisiting Crimes of the Powerful: Marxism, Crime and Deviance. (1). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315212333

Crimes of the Powerful (CotP), published in 1976, was the first book to make the case in any depth that the phenomena known as “corporate crime” and “organized crime” were not mutually exclusive. Frank Pearce argued that gangsters, far from being dic... Read More about Underworld as servant and smokescreen: Crimes of the Powerful and the evolution of organized crime control.

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.

Organized evil and the Atlantic alliance: Moral panics and the rhetoric of organized crime policing in America and Britain (2009)
Journal Article
Woodiwiss, M., & Hobbs, D. (2009). Organized evil and the Atlantic alliance: Moral panics and the rhetoric of organized crime policing in America and Britain. British Journal of Criminology, 49(1), 106-128. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azn054

Moral panics are conventionally associated with the interpretations of youthful action imposed by powerful state or media forces. However, the concept is also useful in understanding more generally how social problems are constructed and presented. I... Read More about Organized evil and the Atlantic alliance: Moral panics and the rhetoric of organized crime policing in America and Britain.

Organized crime: The dumbing of discourse (1999)
Presentation / Conference
Woodiwiss, M. (1999, July). Organized crime: The dumbing of discourse. Paper presented at British Society of Criminology Annual Conference 1999