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p. 1045. Business as usuallocked

  • Georgios A. Antonopoulos
  •  and Georgios Papanicolaou

Abstract

‘Business as usual’ brings together and evaluates the different aspects of organized crime considered so far. The idea that organized crime is a socially constructed phenomenon reflects the reality of a variety of institutions and everyday life experiences, and views of these are an inherent part of the process of defining and addressing it. When the openness, fluidity, and opportunism that characterize illicit markets dictating the forms of participation and association actors may adopt in them are considered, it is astounding that within a period of approximately fifty years a formidable institutional, legislative, and investigative armoury has been constructed and has proliferated internationally to address the threat of organized crime.

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