Extortion in the United Kingdom

Stefano Bonino

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Extortion racketeering has been long pointed out as the “defining activity of organised crime” (Konrad & Skaperdas, 1998). Although in recent years this crime has not been among the top listed organised crime threats in the strategic EU policy documents, it still remains ever present in European countries. The seriousness of the phenomenon has been recognised at the EU level and the crime has been listed in a number of EU legal acts in the field of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters. In this section of the report, Dr Bonino discusses the legal status of extortion in the UK and the specifics of organised crime in that country.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExtortion Racketeering in the EU: Vulnerability Factors
EditorsAtanas Rusev, Andrey Nonchev, Ognian Shentov, Bokyo Todorov
Place of PublicationSofia
PublisherCenter for the Study of Democracy
Number of pages350
ISBN (Print)9789544772758
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2016


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